April 29, 2021

Episode 30 - Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, Oregon

Episode 30 - Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, Oregon

In this episode Jennie and Dianne explore Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. They share the tragic stories of victims from a steamship explosion, the heart-breaking story of the first woman charged with murder in the Oregon territory,  they share an article written in 1922 about the historical significance of the cemetery and why it needs to be cared for, and they talk about a new, exciting project to commemorate the many Chinese immigrants buried in this ordinary, extraordinary cemetery.


 

Resources for this episode include: 

 Rhoads, L. (2017). 199 Cemeteries To See Before You Die. (94-95). Black Dog & Leventhal.

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfLoneFir/

https://www.friendsoflonefircemetery.org/

https://www.oregonmetro.gov/historic-cemeteries/lone-fir-cemetery

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/lamb_charity_1879_/pdf/&ved=2ahUKEwjLvse93aLwAhVhIDQIHem-DRAQFjARegQIGhAC&usg=AOvVaw0c2q9WyowA1E69Hs0A0o03

https://www.newspapers.com/image/316439035/?terms=Charity%20lamb&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/20464830/?terms=Chief%20superintendent%20David%20Paige%201854&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/78478464/?terms=Lone%20Fir%20Cemetery%20Portland%2C%20Oregon%201922&match=1