Homestead tells the story of Mary Gerritse, the first woman to carry the mail on the Oregon Coast. Liz Cole brings to life pioneer times in the Nehalem Valley, based on Mary’s journal.
Here’s Joe Balden. He’s a former Board Member, volunteer at the cemetery and a tree guy. Joe is helping to plant rhodies and trees at the Nehalem American Legion Cemetery. You can help too by sponsoring a planting for $25. For more information contact us today.
The Nehalem Valley Historical Society, in partnership with the City of Nehalem, the City of Manzanita and the State of Oregon leads a cemetery beautification volunteer crew on Wednesdays from 11AM to 2PM. In 2016, from April through November, volunteers contributed 300 hours towards the beautification and preservation of the Historic Nehalem American Legion Cemetery….
William Armstrong, an early pioneer, homesteaded the area West of Nehalem in the late 1800’s. It is not known how a section of his homestead began to be used as a cemetery, but by 1901 when he deeded the area to The Fraternal Union of America Cemetery Associations, Nehalem Lodge #199; there were already several…