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Canemah Pioneer Cemetery

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Inside the Canemah Historic Pioneer Cemetery (bobcat)
Sign at entrance to the cemetery (bobcat)


The fenced Canemah Historic Pioneer Cemetery dates to an 1864 land donation by Absalom Hedges. Usually the gate is locked, in which case you'll have to content yourself with peering through the fence. If the gate is open, you can go in and walk around. You can also try to find the key holder and ask for entry.

Canemah was the original portage town here, and was founded by Absalom Hedges, who built a steamboat to ply the river above the Willamette Falls. The tombstones of the Hedges and other early pioneer families, from a time when Oregon City was the capital city of the territory and state, are scattered about this gentle hillside.

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