PDX Index: Cemeteries

By Gretchen Holzgang, Nicole Morales, and Ali Moran September 13, 2010 Published in the October 2010 issue of Portland Monthly


Year local landowner J.B. Stephens buried his father in what eventually became Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland’s first official cemetery


Price of a burial plot at Lone Fir in 1866


Price of an adult gravesite and temporary concrete marker today


Maximum fine an Oregon court may impose for defacing a historic gravesite


Rental cost for a white Cadillac hearse from Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial


Approximate number of volunteers who served at Lone Fir Cemetery’s annual Tour of Untimely Departures on Halloween night, 2009


Score needed to pass the Oregon embalmer funeral-service exam


Toxins used to produce a biodegradable, sustainably harvested “natural” casket from Portland Natural Caskets


Average price of modern Egyptian-style mummification


Degrees Fahrenheit at which humans must, by law, be refrigerated 24 hours after death

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