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Junction City in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

“The Struggle Has Ended”

The Danish Cemetery

 
 
“The Struggle Has Ended” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 20, 2018
1. “The Struggle Has Ended” Marker
Inscription. Early in the twentieth century, Danish immigrants settled in and around Junction City. Like most immigrants they came to stay and live like other Americans, but that did not mean abandoning their ethnic heritage. As one letter writer explained to his fiance in Denmark, “We desire a danish room in an American house.”

The very first Danes organized a congregation affiliated with the Danish Lutheran church in America.

The congregation then chose a location on the corner of Dane Lane and Deal Street for the church cemetery, but they quickly discovered that a floodplain was a poor place for a cemetery. In 1903 the congregation purchased this hilltop to be its cemetery. It was called and still is The Danish Cemetery.

The settlement ultimately counted well over a hundred Danish families. It flourished for over over half a century and still makes a significant contribution to the community.

Æret være deres minde.
Honored be their memory.
 
Location. 44° 12.781′ N, 123° 17.623′ W. Marker is in Junction City, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker can be reached from Danish Cemetery Road south of High Pass Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction City OR 97448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
“The Struggle Has Ended” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 20, 2018
2. “The Struggle Has Ended” Marker
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithfield (approx. 3.9 miles away); West Side Old Territorial Road (approx. 4 miles away); Lee House (approx. 4½ miles away); Locomotive 418 (approx. 4½ miles away); Junction City’s First Jail (approx. 4½ miles away); Junction City — A Brief History (approx. 4½ miles away); Wilhelm Mill Water Wheel (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Belknap Settlement (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction City.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Mary K. Petersen headstone image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 20, 2018
3. Mary K. Petersen headstone
This tombstone is the oldest in the cemetery. Located east of the driveway, close to the arch.
Cemetery arch image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 20, 2018
4. Cemetery arch
Cemetery arch dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 20, 2018
5. Cemetery arch dedication plaque
Arch Dedicated to the
Danish Settlers
1903-1981
The Struggle is Ended
The Danish Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 20, 2018
6. The Danish Cemetery entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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