As told by an old timer

As told by an old timer (HM21K0)

Location: John Day, OR 97845 Grant County
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N 44° 23.585', W 118° 56.205'

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Boot Hill Cemetery in Canyon City

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.
HM NumberHM21K0
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Date Added Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 345750 N 4917357
Decimal Degrees44.39308333, -118.93675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 23.585', W 118° 56.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 23' 35.1" N, 118° 56' 12.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Canyon City East Rd, John Day OR 97845, US
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