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Eagle Scout Project

Cortlan Wallingford’s Eagle Scout Project will be long appreciated at the Historic Columbian Cemetery! A hearty thank you to Cortland Wallingford and his fellow

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Spring Tidings

The weather is still wet and the snow was here less than a month ago, but Daylight Savings Time is upon us. The cemetery is coming to life and soon the grass will be growing faster than it can be mowed. The HCC Board looks forward to the beauty of the blooms on the grounds

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Changes and Updates

Happy fall to everyone! The cemetery mailing address has been updated and there will be work occurring over the next month. The work entails removing the cement slab left behind from the old shed, taken down by the previous managers. The HCC Board hopes to convert this to burial spots for those hoping to purchase

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HCC Board

The Historic Columbian Cemetery Board invites interested community members to contact us regarding opportunities to serve as volunteers, officers, and board members. The Historic Columbian Cemetery has been a part of the North Portland community since 1857, and many local historical figures and community members rest and continue to be buried there. This lush, green

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Memorial Day Weekend, 2013

Thank you to the Scouts for placing the flags and to the visitors who braved the rain! It was wonderful to meet all of you that came by the cemetery and we encourage you to visit year-round. HCC is home to soldiers from the Civil War through the conflicts of the 20th century. We honor those

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North De La Salle Catholic High School, May 2013

Thank you so much to all the students who helped prepare the cemetery for Memorial Day visitors! We encourage all other community members to continue the good work by joining us the weekend of May 18th and 19th. Much remains to be

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2012 Newsletter

In the past year, much has occurred on the cemetery grounds and behind the scenes. Most recently, the work on the fence and trees has been completed, though the cemetery archway will not be replaced for another few weeks. In coming weeks, regular security will begin to lock and unlock the cemetery each morning and evening.

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Veteran’s Day

The Boy Scouts will be holding a work party on November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day. Thank you so

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Oregon Heritage Grant, 2012

Thanks to a generous award from the Oregon Historic Cemetery Grant program, HCC will be thinning, bracing, and removing trees most at risk. This funding will help ensure the survival of a large elm and beautiful maple. In addition two non-viable trees will be removed for safety and one large limb extending over Columbia Boulevard will be

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