Storm Damages Masonic Cemetery

Eugene Masonic Cemetery storm damageEUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s first cemetery is still working through the damage of February’s winter weather.

Staff say the ice storm took quite a toll on the centuries old Eugene Masonic Cemetery. More than a month later, fallen limbs and trees still litter the grounds. Volunteer crews are working hard to clean things up.

“Eugene Skinner, the founder of the city, is buried up here. Also, the first governor of Oregon is buried here, and we continue to do burials to this day. So you have history and you have burials happening now,” said Sally Dietrich, Sexton Administrator.

If you’re interested in lending a hand, the group holds a work party every third Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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