Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Tuesday, September 28, 2010 is the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

"Willamette National Cemetery is located about 10 miles southeast of Portland in Clackamas County, Ore. As the result of lobbying efforts by several veterans’ organizations, Congress passed Public Law 388 authorizing the secretary of war to establish a national cemetery in the Portland vicinity in 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill into law, however, he felt that funds for the purchase of land should be limited to defense needs. As a result, no appropriation was made to build the cemetery.

"At the conclusion of World War II, regional authorities again began urging the development of a national cemetery in Oregon. In 1949, the state donated approximately 102 acres and subsequent donations in 1952 brought the total land area to a little over 201 acres. A final parcel of 68 additional acres was dedicated in 1995.

"Construction work started in 1950, and the area was officially designated Willamette National Cemetery on Dec. 14, 1950. The first burial occurred in 1951."

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September 2010

22Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas
23Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
24Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky
25Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia
26Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
27Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay Township, Saint Louis County, Missouri
28Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
29Florida National Cemetery, Sumter County, Florida
30Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Hennepin County, Minnesota



Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010