Revised Tour Info

Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery offers a revised version of the Art & Epitaph tour. There will be art, there will be epitaph, there will also be stories and cemetery history and answers to the “What is that?” questions. Every first Saturday at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery.

Every now and then, there will be specialized tours: Politics and Polemics, Plague and Pestilence, to-be-announced. Watch this space for details and schedules.

For those of you who have attended the ever-popular long-standing historical tour, some more than once, here is an opportunity to learn more about the cemetery itself.

The tour has two routes: North Loop and South Loop. Each route takes approximately two hours and covers one-half of the cemetery. We will offer one loop each month. Watch this space for details and schedules.

Meet in the center of the cemetery, at the Soldiers Monument. Bus riders, use Line 15.

Questions? Contact info@friendsoflonefircemetery.org

Thank you to FLFC Memorial Day Volunteers!

Our heartfelt thanks to the loyal FLFC volunteers who made Memorial Day Weekend in the Cemetery a successful event!

Assisting the Central Catholic High School students with placing the Veterans’ flags on Saturday morning

Working to set up and take down the tables and canopy, unloading supplies from Linda’s car, and staffing the information table.

Leading the Historical and Veterans tours

Again, Thank you.

Memorial Day at Lone Fir Cemetery

 

Visit Lone Fir Cemetery to learn about and honor those who served in America’s armed forces and in Portland Fire and Rescue. Guided tours will be led by Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery.

Take a Self-Guided Tour

Firefighters’ Cemetery flag raising

10 a.m.

Portland Fire and Rescue Engine 9 will raise the flag at the fireman’s lot.

10 a.m. to noon

The crew of Portland Fire and Rescue Engine 9 will offer kids the chance to get up close to and learn about a fire engine.

Guided historical tours

11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Join a guide from Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery to discover the past and present of one of Oregon’s oldest active cemeteries. The tour takes approximately two hours, meet at the Soldiers Memorial.

Guided veterans tours

Noon and 2 p.m.

Learn about and visit the graves of veterans of the Mexican-American War, American-Indian Wars, Civil War (Union and Confederate), Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes, meet at the Soldiers Memorial.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cemetery Closed due to Winter Weather

Due to freezing rain and inclement weather Metro has closed Lone Fir cemetery so we unfortunately will not be conducting our Art & Epitaph tour tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience but we do understand the importance of safety to both you and the cemetery itself. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Remembering Harriet ‘Hattie’ Redmond the Election Day

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BIOGRAPHY: The famous African-American suffragist from Oregon, Hattie Redmond, was born Harriet Crawford in 1862, or 1863. Her parents were slaves, Reuben Crawford, her father, was a rope-maker and later a ships’ caulker, and her mother was Vina Blue. Hattie, being the oldest of eight children, helped her mother in caring for her siblings, as the family made frequent moves from the East Coast, then to St. Louis, San Francisco, and finally settled down in Portland, Oregon around 1880.

Mrs. Redmond’s records of her efforts to win womens’ right to vote in Oregon were rediscovered in 2012 by the Century of Action committee in Oregon,and highlighted in the special ceremony held at Lone Fir on July 21, 2012, attended by more than two hundred people including Gov. Barbara Roberts.