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Pioneer Cemetery: Lyons Creek

A cache by RCH-WWW Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/22/2005
In Washington, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a simple multi-cache with the small plastic container containing a log about 1/2 mile from first coords. (Sorry the ammo box was destroyed).

As we continue our Pioneer Cemetery Series, we vary a little from the usual format. The owner of the surrounding property does not want people trespassing on his land to get to the cemetery. I wish you could, because there are many interesting headstones there, it covers over two acres, and has historical significance to the Walla Walla Valley. But, we will respect the land owners decision and view it from the roadway. As you approach the first waypoint, look up the hill to your right (south & a little east) to get a look at it. The final cache is up the road a ways.


LYONS CREEK (AKA Hendrix or Mill Creek) CEMETERY:
This cemetery is located about five miles up Mill Creek Road from Walla Walla, then up Meiner Road about a ½ mile. It is completely overgrown with lilac bushes, grass, & weeds. There is no longer a road to it and it is surrounded by wheat fields. Lyons Creek runs through the gully between the road and the cemetery. Many of the headstones have been vandalized and a number of stones are broken. There are a few wooden headstones that are no longer readable. Earliest listed burial was 1871. Last listed burial was 1919.


PIONEER CEMETERY SERIES: This is one in a series of caches hidden in or near old cemeteries. Some of the cemeteries have been abandoned, while others are still in use today. These cemeteries all have burials dating back to the 1880’s or before. As a “Daughter of the Pioneers of Washington” and a member of the “Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers”, I have a special interest in the history of our valley and the Pacific Northwest.


Please let me know if there are any problems with the cache. Thanks, RCH.

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#2: cvar

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