Luper Cemetery Opens For Veterans Day

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the oldest cemeteries in the Willamette Valley opened its gates on this Veterans Day. There are more than 160 tombstones at Luper Cemetery. It was founded in the mid-1800s and is the burial site for some people who traveled to the area on the Oregon Trail. While the cemetery is … Continue reading »

Luper Cemetery Holds Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers at the Luper Cemetery in Eugene are using this holiday weekend to teach the community a history lesson. They are hosting an open house all weekend to share with visitors the back stories of the many people buried there. Organizers say this is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Willamette … Continue reading »

Storm Damages Masonic Cemetery

EUGENE, 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 … Continue reading »

Luper Cemetery Honors Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — The honor for veterans spread into a local historical cemetery Monday. Miniature flags marked their final place of rest at the Luper Cemetery open house. Now in its second year, volunteers said Memorial Day was a great time to share the stories inside the gates. “We did it on Memorial Day because … Continue reading »