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Canyon City in Grant County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

As told by an old timer

Boot Hill Cemetery in Canyon City

 
 
As told by an old timer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
1. As told by an old timer Marker
Inscription. There are four graves, that of two women and two men. We do not have records of their time of passing, their names, or their individual location within this enclosure, but assume it to be during the gold rush days of 1862-1880. We also do not know why they are buried where the be, only that they were not permitted into the main cemetery for the following reasons. It is said that the two men met their fate on the gallows for stealing horses. The two women were ladies of the night living on Canyon Creek and perished one night in a spring flash flood.
 
Location. 44° 23.585′ N, 118° 56.205′ W. Marker is in Canyon City, Oregon, in Grant County. Marker is on Boot Hill Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon City OR 97820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome To Canyon City (approx. 0.7 miles away); St Thomas Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Canyon City Mural (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Adventist Christian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); John Day/Canyon City (approx. 1.8 miles away); Welcome to Kam Wah Chung
As told by an old timer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
2. As told by an old timer Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome to Magone Lake (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon City.
 
More about this marker. From US Highway 395 turn onto east Main Street in Canyon City. Drive uphill on Main Street for .7 miles and turn left on Boot Hill road (there is a cemetery sign). Keep an eye open for the marker on the left well before you reach the gate to the main cemetery.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
As told by an old timer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
3. As told by an old timer Marker
Two of the graves to the right of the sign. Little Canyon Mountain in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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