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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pioneer Cemetery, Hoyt & Commercial Street SE, (LL)

Originally the 1841 burial ground for the Rev.David Leslie family, it was enlarged and became known as the Odd Fellows Community Cemetery. The cemetery has a wealth of unusual and impressive gravestones, many recently replaced in their original positions. The City of Salem became owner of the cemetery in 1985 and the volunteer Friends group has been instrumental in the restoration of the cemetery, continuing their work to the present time. Many historical photographs of tombs and persons buried here are found on Oregon Historical Photograph Collections.
(South Salem)

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