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Smith River Cemetery

Smith River Cemetery

About this Site The Smith River cemetery has been in existence since 1862 and perhaps longer. It originally served not only the Smith River valley but also its neighbors in the Chetco and Brookings (Oregon) areas. The earliest burials on record were Hulda Tryon (age 33) and James Westbrook (age 4), each of whom were buried in 1862. Many of the burial sites have been lost to time. There was never a formal ‘caretaker,’ and in the early days the…

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Crescent City Cemetery

Crescent City Cemetery

About this Site Also known as thePioneer Cemetery, the site started about 1880’s composed of 5 seperate cemeteries: Masonic, Odd Fellows, Catholic, Veteran’s, and New County cemetery. Many of the older graves are on the hillside and are in family plots. Many of the older plots have suffered at the hand of time and vandals. Some community groups make an effort around Memorial Day to clean the older section. North across Cooper St. is the old County cemetery also known…

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Brother Jonathan Cemetery

Brother Jonathan Cemetery

This old cemetery is a memorial to those who lost their lives on the S.S. Brother Jonathan, a wooden side-wheel steamer sunk on July 30, 1865 with 244 people on board, including crew, passengers and a traveling circus. Brother Jonathan Cemetery is designated a California State Historical Landmark (#541) and is located at the corner of Ninth Street and South Pebble Beach Drive. The cemetery doubles as a park and is a great place to fly kites, play baseball, and…

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