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CEMETERY PLANNING

With permission of the landowners, cemetery planning can potentially occur for any of Hugo's historic cemeteries and home graves.  The default planning process would be the one identified in the  Historic Cemetery Long Range Planning Workbook

Hugo’s Historic Cemeteries (see Chapter III. Resources)
 
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery
. Neely Gravesites
. Trimble Gravesites
 
Hugo's Home Graves (see Chapter III. Resources)
. Hugo's Home Graves
. Hugo Graves Team
. Nidays’ Graves (private, but acts like public)
. Hall’s Grave (public)
. Trimbles’ Graves (public)
. Neelys’ Graves (public)
. Ritchies’ Graves (private)
. Mackenzies’ Graves (private)
. Sattlers’ Graves (private)
. Stacys’ Graves (private)
. Sexton Mt. Pass Grave (unidentified)
 
NEELY & TRIMBLE HISTORIC CEMETERIES PLAN

On August 27, 2014 the Hugo Graves Team voted to develop its first cemetery plans.  They would be for the Neely and Trimble graves as there were no known owners of the sites per the Josephine County Assessor Office.  On January 6, 2015 the Hugo Graves Team voted to cease the cemetery planning process for the graves.  The rationales are provided later in this text in the minutes for those meetings.

Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan  The following is the table of contents of the Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan. Applicable independent components of the plan are identified under the main chapter headings as appropriate.
 
Draft  Table of Contents
 
BACKGROUND
 
INTRODUCTION
 
I. MISSION
A. HuNAHS
B. Hugo Graves Team
C. Potential Issues
 
II. STRATEGIES & GOALS
 
III. RESOURCES
A. Laws
B. Regulations
C. Court Opinions
D. Private Resources
 
IV. PLANNING 
A. Hugo Graves Team Long Range Planning
B. Historical Cemeteries Versus Archeological Sites
C. Agencies & Departments
D. Hugo Graves Team Planning
E. Plans
 
V. HISTORY
A. Pioneers
B. Issues
 
VI. HISTORIC CEMETERY SITES
 
VII. GROUNDS, FEATURES, LANDSCAPE, FACILITIES
 
VIII. ORGANIZATION
 
IX. OPERATIONS
 
X. RECORDS
A. Sites
B. What information should be recorded?
C. Planning Records
D. Long term storage
E. Electronic vs. Concrete
 
XI. OUTREACH/EDUCATION
A. Audience
B. Themes
C. Outreach/Education Methods
 
XII. PRIORITY SETTING
 
FOOTNOTES
TABLES
APPENDICES
Draft  Table of Contents
 
BACKGROUND
 
During the summer of 2014 the Hugo Graves Team elected to implement a long-term project to update the Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society’s (HuNAHS’s) cemeteries and home graves web pages. Member Mike Walker has the Coordinator lead on this web publishing project.
 
Members Hugo Graves Team
Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society
http://www.hugoneighborhood.org/hugohomegraves.htm
 
. Jean Boling
. Ms. Bryan
. Liz Butowitsch
. Wayne McKy
. Mike Walker
 
On August 15, 2014 Mike Walker, HuNAHS Cemeteries Web Site Coordinator, made the decision to, as applicable, update the HuNAHS’s Cemeteries and Hugo’s Home Graves web sites with the file management and outline used by Historic Cemetery Long Range Planning Workbook.  The file management and program outline will be applicable to both of HuNAHS Cemeteries/Graves programs.  This approach will be applicable to the inventory phase and the implementation of the operations and management phases.
 
1. HuNAHS’s Cemeteries and Graves Program Plan
http://www.hugoneighborhood.org/cemeteries.htm
 
2. Hugo’s Home Graves
http://www.hugoneighborhood.org/hugohomegraves.htm
 
Hugo’s Historic Cemeteries (see Chapter III. Resources)
 
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery
. Neely Gravesites
. Trimble Gravesites
 
Hugo's Home Graves (see Chapter III. Resources)
. Hugo's Home Graves
. Hugo Graves Team
. Nidays’ Graves (private, but acts like public)
. Hall’s Grave (public)
. Trimbles’ Graves (public)
. Neelys’ Graves (public)
. Ritchies’ Graves (private)
. Mackenzies’ Graves (private)
. Sattlers’ Graves (private)
. Stacys’ Graves (private)
. Sexton Mt. Pass Grave (unidentified)
 
This outline of the Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan is considered "very draft" as it represents what the final Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan could develop toward. The unknown future is because the outline is considered organic and will evolve over time. In fact, the intent is not to develop a final cemetery plan in some period of time, say the next six months. The intent is to develop a structure for eventual preservation and management which will evolve over time depending on the time and energy of its volunteer planners and implementers.
 
INTRODUCTION: HuNAHS’S SPECIFIC PLANS FOR INDIVIDUAL CEMETERIES AND/OR GRAVES
 
On August 27, 2014 the Hugo Graves Team conducted a field tour of the Neely and Trimble grave sites. One of the agenda items was to discussion the recommendation for the Hugo Graves Team to development site specific cemetery plans for the Neely and Trimble grave sites. At the end of the information tour the HGT voted to develop the cemetery plans. Roles of HGT members follow.
 
Ms. Bryan, HGT Member & Neely and Trimble Cemeteries Plans Coordinator
Jean Boling, HGT Member, Cemetery Crawler (Cemeteries Expert), & Grants Advisor
Liz Butowitsch, HGT Member & Outreach
Wayne McKy, HGT Member & Outreach
Mike Walker, HGT Member & Standards & Criteria Lead & Web Publisher
 
It is assumed that implementation of the cemetery plans will be carried out by a yet to be formed Historic Neely & Trimble Gravesites Team.
 
I. MISSION (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
A. HuNAHS  
 
The mission of the Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society (HuNH&HS) follows.
 
• Promote Citizen Involvement (Oregon Statewide Goal 1)
• Promote Education
• Protect Our Farms and Forests (Oregon Statewide Goals 3 & 4)
• Protect Our Community’s Rural Quality of Life
• Preserve Our History
 
Hugo Neighborhood is an informal nonprofit charitable and educational organization with a land use and history mission promoting the social welfare of its neighbors. Its land use mission is to promote the social welfare of the citizens of the area by working to preserve, protect, and enhance the livability and economic viability of its farms, forests, and rural neighbors.
 
Its history mission is to identify, document, interpret, and preserve the cultural resources of our community, especially our local history, and for building public cultural interest and participation in the history of the Hugo area.
 
B. Hugo Graves Team
 
Draft HGT Mission Statement?: Assure the Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries retain their historic character in perpetuity.
 
C. Potential Issues (brainstorming)
 
Brainstorming issues potentially applicable to the N&T Cemetery Plan follow.
 
1. Issue 1. Standards & Criteria Identification
 
. Roads
 
. Significance "Archaeological sites are considered significant until their eligibility can be evaluated." (Archaeology Bulletin 1 - Archaeological Sites on Private Lands)
. Significance. Preliminary October 12, 2014 Hugo Graves Team Analysis
 
2. Issue 2. Advocacy Through Organization
 
3. Issue 3. Grounds Maintenance
 
4. Issue 4. Vandalism
 
5. Issue 5. Outreach
 
6. Issue 6. Historic Character
 
. Pre-Application Review
. Land Use Request. Request for Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zone Change From Forest to Residential and WR to RR-5
. Land Use Request (pps. 2-3). Introduction
. Land Use Request (p. 3). "As part of the development of the property the roadway will be improved with paving."
. Land Use Request. (p. 15).
. Land Use Request. (pps. ). Schoolhouse Creek Road A Public Road
. Land Use Request. Potential Improvements for Schoolhouse Creek Road
. Alternative Option A. August 27, 2014 Proposed Schoolhouse Creek Rd Re-Alignment
. Alternative Option B. August 27, 2014 Proposed Schoolhouse Creek Rd Re-Alignment
 
7. Issue 7. Resources to Interpret Law
 
8. Issue 8. Inventories/Status
 
. Archaeological, historical, prehistoric or anthropological nature?
. Historic cemetery status?
. Archaeological site status?
. Human remains status?
. Grave markers as memorials to the dead status?
. Platted cemetery status?
. Dedicated cemetery status?
. Tax lot status?
. Private land status?
. Ownership status? (e.g., no known owners - private landowner’s permission letter, etc.)
 
 9. Issue 9. Historic Cemeteries Discontinued/Impacted
 
. Proposals to remove dedication of historic cemetery property?
. Proposals to discontinue historic cemetery property?
. Proposals to abandon historic cemetery property?
. Proposals to have remains removed and/or relocated from the burial ground or historic cemetery property?
. Proposals to disturb historic cemetery property through road construction?
. Proposals to removal of any historic burials coordinated with a professional archaeologist who has obtained a state archaeological permit?
. Proposals to excavate or alter an archaeological site, or remove any material of an archaeological, historical, prehistoric or anthropological nature without first obtaining a permit issued by the State Parks and Recreation Department?
 
10. Other Issues?
 
II. STRATEGIES & GOALS (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
III. RESOURCES (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
III.A. Laws
 
III.A.1. Federal
 
III.A.2.  State of Oregon
 
III.A.2.a)  Oregon Revised (ORS)  Under review for applicability to Neely & Trimble Cemetery Planning Process

ORS 97. RIGHTS AND DUTIES RELATING TO CEMETERIES, HUMAN BODIES AND ANATOMICAL GIFTS

DISPOSITION OF HUMAN BODIES
. ORS 97.220. Disinterment
 
DEDICATION TO CEMETERY PURPOSES; PLATTINGS
. ORS 97.310 Survey and subdivision of land; map or plat of mausoleum or columbarium; access easement.
. ORS 97.360 Resurvey and alteration in shape or size; vacation of streets, walks, driveways and parks and replatting into lots.
. ORS 97.440 Removal of dedication.
. ORS 97.450 Discontinuance of cemetery and removal of remains and markers.
 
INDIAN GRAVES AND PROTECTED OBJECTS
. ORS 97.740. Definitions for ORS 97.740 to 97.760
. ORS 97.740 To ORS 97.760
 
OREGON COMMISSION ON HISTORIC CEMETERIES
. ORS 97.772. Definition of "historic cemetery"
. ORS 97.780. Duties
. ORS 97.782. Listing of historic cemeteries; form
 
ORS 166. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER; FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS; RACKETEERING
. ORS 166.076. Abuse of a Memorial to the Dead
 
ORS 271. USE AND DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC LANDS GENERALLY; EASEMENTS
. ORS 271.715 to 271.795. Conservation & Highway Preservation Easements
 
ORS 358. OREGON HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE AGENCIES, PROGRAMS AND TAX PROVISIONS; MUSEUMS; LOCAL SYMPHONIES AND BANDS; ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS AND SITES
. ORS 358.905 to ORS 358.961. Archaeological Objects & Sites
. ORS 358.920 . Prohibited conduct; exception; penalty
 
. ORS 390. STATE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT (Archaeological Sites and Historical Material)
. ORS 390.235. Permits and conditions for excavation or removal of archaeological or historical material; rules; criminal penalty
. ORS 390.237 . Removal without permit; exceptions
. ORS 390.240 . Mediation and arbitration of disputes; rules
 
III.A.2.b) Archaeological Laws
 
Under Oregon State Law (ORS 97.740, ORS 358.905-358.961, ORS 390.235, OAR 736-051-0090) significant archaeological sites are protected on all non-federal public (state, county, city) and private lands.
 
. ORS 97.740
. ORS 358.905 to 358.961
. ORS 390.235
 
Archaeological sites on private land are owned by the landowner and the land cannot be taken from the owner. The artifacts from a site are also the property of the landowner, except for Native American human remains, burials, associated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony (ORS 97.740). For long term protection, a Conservation Easement (ORS 271.715-271.795) or Preservation Deed Covenant is an important option for archaeological sites on private land.
 
. ORS 97.740
. ORS 358.905 to 358.961 or ORS 390.235
. ORS 271.715 to 271.795
 
What happens when an archaeological site is on private land? If an archaeological site is on private land, it should be avoided. If avoidance is not possible and the site will be impacted as a result of a proposed activity (e.g., construction [buildings, access routes, irrigation], dumping, trampling), it will need to be evaluated (recorded and studied by a professional archaeologist) for significance under a state-issued permit before the activity can begin. If the site is determined not significant by a professional archaeologist, with concurrence from the Oregon SHPO, the proposed activity can occur without further archaeological research. If the site is found to be significant, steps will need to be taken to minimize and/or mitigate the damage resulting from the proposed activity. At the conclusion of any archaeological excavation, all artifacts remain the property of the landowner; however, Oregon SHPO strongly recommends the landowner donate the artifacts to the Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Eugene or to a local museum.
 
When is a permit needed? Under state law (Oregon Revised Statutes [ORS] 390.235 and 358.920) a person may not excavate or alter a known archaeological site on public or private lands, or make an exploratory excavation on public lands to determine the presence of an archaeological site, or remove from public or private lands any material of an archaeological, historical, prehistoric or anthropological nature without first obtaining a permit issued by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), a divi-sion of the State Parks and Recreation Department. Separate permits are needed for each property owner or county where archaeological investigations are needed. It is important to note that a "known site" is one that any individual is aware of, or that is documented with the state or any other institution. A site does not need to be listed in a particular database or have been assigned a Smithsonian Trinomial to be considered a "known site".
 
. ORS 358.920
. ORS 390.235
. ORS 390.235 [6][b])
 
III.A.2.c) Oregon’s Historic Cemeteries Laws
 
List the cemetery with the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC). The list and survey form are available at www.oregonnheritage.org or by calling (503) 986-0685.
 
a. Provides knowledge of the cemetery’s existence.
b. Offers potential payment for repairs in a vandalism conviction.
c. Requires Commission knowledge and comment before cemetery or burials can be removed.
 
Know the local and state laws regarding historic cemeteries. For state laws visit www.oregon.gov. Some laws to consider are:
 
a. Historic cemetery laws ORS 97
b. Vandalism and abuse of a memorial to the dead ORS 166.076
c. Archaeological laws ORS 358.905 to 358.955 and ORS 390.235 to 390.240
 
. ORS 97
. ORS 166.076
. ORS 358.905 to 358.955
. ORS 390.235 to 390.240
 
Grave markers are protected under abuse of a memorial to the dead, even if not historic. ORS 166. Human remains are protected ORS 97 and ORS 166.

III.A.3. Local - Josephine County, Oregon

III.B. Regulations Under review for applicability to Neely & Trimble Cemetery Planning Process

III.B.1.  Federal

III.B.2.  State of Oregon

III.B.2.a)  Regulations
 
OAR 660-015-0000(5)
Oregon’s Statewide Planning Goals & Guidelines
GOAL 5: NATURAL RESOURCES, SCENIC AND HISTORIC AREAS, AND OPEN SPACES (http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/docs/goals/goal5.pdf)
 
OAR 660-23 Procedures and Requirements for Complying with Goal 5
Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
 
Oregon Administrative Regulations (OAR):  Parks and Recreation Department
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_700/oar_736/736_tofc.html
 
DIVISION 51 ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERMITS
. OAR 736-051-0000 Dispute Resolution Process
. OAR 736-051-0010 Definitions
. OAR 736-051-0020 Disputes Covered by the Dispute Resolution Process
. OAR 736-051-0030 Informal Dispute Resolution (Negotiation)
. OAR 736-051-0040 Mediation
. OAR 736-051-0050 Arbitration
 
Archaeological Permits
. OAR 736-051-0060 Application for Archaeological Permit
. OAR 736-051-0070 Definitions
. OAR 736-051-0080 Process for Applying for an Archaeological Permit on Public Lands
. OAR 736-051-0090 Process for Applying for an Archaeological Permit on Private Lands
 
Objections Permit reviewers may object to a permit application. If a permit reviewer objects to an application, SHPO will notify the applicant as soon as the objection is received. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the reviewer and attempt to resolve the objection. If the objection is resolved, it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact SHPO in writing of the resolution. Informal resolution is recommended to take no more than 30 days. If informal resolution is not reached, the process will follow Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 736-051-0040 to 736-051-0050.
 
Oregon Administrative Regulations (OAR): Parks and Recreation Department
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_700/oar_736/736_tofc.html
 
DIVISION 53. HERITAGE COMMISSION GRANT AND COORDINATION PROGRAMS OREGON MUSEUM GRANT PROGRAM
. OAR 736-053-0100 Purpose
. OAR 736-053-0105 Definitions
. OAR 736-053-0110 Eligibile Applicants
. OAR 736-053-0115 Application Procedure
. OAR 736-053-0120 Evaluation of Applications
. OAR 736-053-0125 Award of Grants
. OAR 736-053-0130 Museum Grant Review Committee
. OAR 736-053-0135 Disbursement of Grant Funds
. OAR 736-053-0140 Recovery of Grant Funds
 
Oregon Heritage Grants
. OAR 736-053-0200 Purpose
. OAR 736-053-0205 Definitions
. OAR 736-053-0210 Eligible Applicants
. OAR 736-053-0215 Application Procedure
. OAR 736-053-0220 Evaluation of Applications
. OAR 736-053-0225 Award of Grants
. OAR 736-053-0230 Disbursement of Grant Funds
. OAR 736-053-0235 Recovery of Grant Funds
. OAR 736-053-0300 Purpose
. OAR 736-053-0305 Definitions
. OAR 736-053-0315 Qualification as a Statewide Anniversary Celebration
. OAR 736-053-0325 Commission Coordination of Statewide Anniversary Celebrations
 
DIVISION 54. HISTORIC CEMETERY GRANTS
. OAR 736-054-0000 Purpose
. OAR 736-054-0005 Definitions
. OAR 736-054-0010 Intent
. OAR 736-054-0015 Eligibility
. OAR 736-054-0020 Application Process
. OAR 736-054-0025 Evaluation of Applications
. OAR 736-054-0030 Award of Grants

III.B.2.b) Oregon Policy

III.B.2.c)  Oregon Bulletins/Recommendations
(1) Heritage Bulletin # 1 - State Laws Pertaining to Historic Cemeteries
(2) Heritage Bulletin # 4 - National Register of Historic Places
(3) Heritage Bulletin # 5 - National Register Benefits and Restrictions
(4) Heritage Bulletin # 6 - National Register Historic Districts
(5) Heritage Bulletin # 9 - Ways to Protect a Historic Cemetery
 
(1) Archaeology Bulletin 1 - Archaeological Sites on Private Lands
(2) Archaeology Bulletin 1 - Archaeological Sites on Private Lands FAQ
(3) Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits
(4) Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits FAQ
(5) Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits Checklist
 
(1) SHPO Archaeological - Site Form Manual:  2009
(2) SHPO Archaeological - Site Form
(3) SHPO Archaeological - Survey & Reporting Standards:   2011
(4) SHPO Archaeological - Field Guidelines:  2013
 
III.B.2.c)(1) Oregon Recommendations Cemeteries
 
. Heritage Bulletin # 1 - State Laws Pertaining to Historic Cemeteries (see Section III.C)
. Heritage Bulletin # 9 - Ways to Protect a Historic Cemetery (see Section III.C)
 
. August 18, 2014 Email From Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries
. August 19, 2014 Email From Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries
 
III.B.2.c)(2) Oregon Recommendations Archaeological
 
. Archaeology Bulletin 1 - Archaeological Sites on Private Lands (see Section III.C)
. Archaeology Bulletin 1 - Archaeological Sites on Private Lands FAQ (see Section III.C)
. Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits (see Section III.C)
. Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits FAQ (see Section III.C)
. Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits Checklist (see Section III.C)
 
. August 7, 2014 Email From Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
. September 15, 2014 Email From Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
 
III.C. Court Opinions
 
III.C.1. Federal
 
III.C.2. State of Oregon
 
III.C.2.a) Headnotes: Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA)
 
Headnotes 9. GOAL 5 - OPEN SPACES AND NATURAL RESOURCES/ GOAL 5 RULE
http://www.oregon.gov/LUBA/Pages/Headnote-Index.aspx
. Headnotes 9.1 Generally
. Headnotes 9.2 Resource Inventory
. Headnotes 9.3 Conflicting Use Identification
. Headnotes 9.4 ESEE Consequence Determination
. Headnotes 9.5 Resource Protection Programs
 
Headnotes 48. BALLOT MEASURE 49
http://www.oregon.gov/LUBA/Pages/Headnote-Index.aspx
. Headnote 48.1 Ballot Measure 49 – Generally. A decision that grants subdivision approval based on Measure 37 waivers after Measure 49 has taken effect must be reversed under Corey v. DLCD, 344 Or 457, 184 P3d 1109 (2008) and Pete’s Mountain Homeowners Assn. v. Clackamas County, 227 Or App 140, 204 P3d 802, rev den 346 Or 589 (2009). Walker v.
Josephine County, 60 Or LUBA 333 (2010). (http://www.oregon.gov/LUBA/docs/headnotes/48.1.pdf)
 
III.C.2.b) Opinions: Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA)
Josephine County Decision Reversed: Walker v. Josephine County, 60 Or LUBA 333 (2010).
2008-136 Walker v. Josephine County (http://www.oregon.gov/LUBA/docs/opinions/2010/01-10/08136.pdf)
 
III.3. District
 

III.D.  Private Resources

HuNAHS’s Educational Brochures
 
Hugo Graves Team
. Hugo Graves Team: 2011
. Hugo Graves Team: 2014
. Rules for Private Graves
 
Pioneers/Property Owners
. Hugo Tombstone Quarry Section of Applegate Trail
. Solomon Abraham Family: Hugo Pioneers
. O & C Railroad
. O & C Railroad: Chinese Workers
. Applegate Trail & Pleasant Valley Cemetery
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery: 1870s?
. Pleasant Valley School
. Tombstone Analysis
. Squier Family: Hugo Settlers
. Augustus Walker: Hugo Pioneer
. Walker’s Mill Precinct
 
Applegate Trail
. JR Of Applegate Trail: Pleasant Valley (JA-9A)
. JR Applegate Trail: Silvestri Property
. JR Ford No. 6: Jumpoff Joe Creek Ford
. JR Ford No. 5: Schoolhouse Creek Ford
 
Historic Cemeteries & Gavesites
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery Mapping Project: 2006
. Neely & Trimble Cemeteries
. Trimbles’s Grave
. Neelys’ Hugo Grave Sites: 1870s - 1880s
 
Funding
. Trust Fund
. Donations
. In-Kind
 
IV. PLANNING (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
A. Hugo Graves Team Long Range Planning
 
1. Historic Cemetery Long Range Planning Workbook
2. Cemetery Plan For Neely & Trimble Gravesites (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
B. Historical Cemeteries Versus Archeological Sites
 
C. Agencies & Departments
 
1. Josephine County
 
2. Oregon
 
a) Oregon State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), Oregon Heritage Services, Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
b) Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, Oregon Heritage Services, Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
3. Federal
 
D. Hugo Graves Team Planning
 
1. Meetings
a) August 27, 2014 Agenda for HGT Field Tour
b) August 27, 2014 Minutes for HGT Field Tour
c) September 3, 2014 Minutes of HGT Meeting at JO CO Planning
d) September 22, 2014 Minutes of HGT Meeting at JO CO Public Works
e) September 30, 2014 Minutes HGT Meeting
f) November 13, 2014 Minutes HGT Meeting
 
V. HISTORY (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
A. Pioneers
 
1. Newspaper Articles
 
2. Photo Galleries
. Ms. Bryan’s Gallery
. Trimble Gallery
. Neely Gallery
 
B. Issues
 
VI. HISTORIC CEMETERY SITES (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery
. Tombstone Quarry
. Neely Gravesites
. Trimble Gravesites
 
VII. GROUNDS, FEATURES, LANDSCAPE, FACILITIES (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
. Condition
. Projects
. Maintenance
 
VIII.  ORGANIZATION (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
. Organization
. Incorporation/tax status: 501(c)(13), 501(c)(3), Oregon State Corporation Status
. By Laws/Articles of Incorporation/Structure
. Funding/Fundraising
. Volunteer Management
. Leadership & Board Development
. Collaboration & Partnership
 
IX.  OPERATIONS (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
X.  RECORDS (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)

A. Sites

. Neely Gravesites
. Trimble Gravesites
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery
. Tombstone Quarry

B. What information should be recorded?

1. Organizational Records
2. Burial Records
3. Property Records
 
a) Hugo Historic Cemeteries
. Heritage Bulletin # 1 - State Laws Pertaining to Historic Cemeteries (see Section III.C)
. Heritage Bulletin # 9 - Ways to Protect a Historic Cemetery (see Section III.C)
. August 18, 2014 Email From Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (see Section III.D)
. August 19, 2014 Email From Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (see Section III.D)
 
(1) Oregon Commission On Historic Cemeteries Historic Cemetery Survey Form
Neely Graves
Trimble Graves
.  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
 
(2) Listed Historic Cemeteries In Oregon
. Neely Graves
. Trimble Graves
.  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
 
(3) Certificates Of Historic Cemetery Registered with OCHC
. Neely Gravesites
. Trimble Family Gravesites
.  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
 
(4) OCHC Decision Records
. Neely Gravesites
. Trimble Family Gravesites
.  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
 
b) Hugo Archeological Sites (Archaeological site forms) With Assigned Smithsonian Trinomials
(1) Archaeology Bulletin 1 - Archaeological Sites on Private Lands (see Section III.C)
(2) Archaeology Bulletin 1 - Archaeological Sites on Private Lands FAQ (see Section III.C)
(3) Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits (see Section III.C)
(4) Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits FAQ (see Section III.C)
(5) Archaeology Bulletin 2 - Archaeological Permits Checklist (see Section III.C)
. September 15, 2014 Email from Oregon SHPO (Dennis Griffin, Ph.D, RPA, State Archaeologist, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO))
 
. Neely Gravesites
. Trimble Family Gravesite
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery
 
c) Deeds (i.e., deeds, affidavits, witness statements; birth, death, & marriage data; etc.). This information will be documented in the site specific cemetery plans.
 
. Neely Gravesites (Deeds Table 1. Neely & Trimble Grave Sites)
. Trimble Family Gravesites (Deeds Table 1. Neely & Trimble Grave Sites)
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery
 
Deeds Table 1. Neely & Trimble Grave Sites
 
1865 Aug 15: Cash Entry Patent 662; BLM Records; U.S. to Solomon Et Al Abraham.
1865 Aug 15: Cash Entry Patent 662; BLM Records; U.S. to Solomon Et Al Abraham.
1865 Aug 15: Cash Entry Patent 662; BLM Records; U.S. to Solomon Et Al Abraham.
.  1870 - 1882: Two members of the Trimble family died between 1870 and 1882 and are buried in the Trimble gravesites.
.  1877 - 1882: Neelys lost four of their children from 1877 - 1882.
.  1894 Aug 31: Original Grant; U.S. to John S. Brown.
.  1895 Map: Koch, Joseph , Draughtsman. 1895 Official Josephine County, OR. Map. Scale 1 inch = 1 mile. Meston - Dygert Book M’F’G. Portland, OR.
1946 Oct 10: Warranty Deed; Charleston to Peres & Brown.
1947 Sept 6: Warranty Deed; Peres to Mauldin.
1948 Oct 22: Warranty Deed; Mauldin to Corter.
1948 Oct 25: Withdrawal of Title; Mauldin.
1909 Aug 23: Indenture Witnesseth; James Neely for Florance Cochrane & Edward Neely.
1910 Jul 20: Affidavit; Edward Neely acquainted with John S. Brown.
1910 Jul 20: Affidavit; Edward Neely acquainted with Elizabeth F. Neely.
1956 Nov 23: Richard L. Templin, Jr., Registered Professional Engineer; Survey of E. D. Potts Property, Section 11, T.35S., R.6W., WM.
1974 Mar 23: Conex, Inc.; Survey # 59 74 of Schoolhouse Cr. Road for Alvis & Edith Rais; based on Survey # 143-56.
2014 Aug: JO CO Assessor Data, Account R303368 (MAPNUM: 350611B0001500) Cemetery Tax Lot 1500 (Trimble), Section 11, T35S, R6W, WM.
2014 Aug: JO CO Assessor Data, Account R303367 (MAPNUM: 350611B0001400) Cemetery Tax Lot 1400 (Neely), Section 11, T35S, R6W, WM.
 
Deeds Table 2. Pleasant Valley Cemetery (PVC) Association
 
. 1866. In 1866 Congress enacted legislation authorizing a grant of lands (about 4 million acres of forestland in western Oregon) to be conveyed to a railroad company to help finance construction of a railroad from Portland, Oregon to the California border for which the Oregon legislature would designate.
 
. 1869. The Oregon legislature designated the Oregon Central Railroad Company (West Side Company) as the grantee in October 1866. It switched the designation in 1868 to another company also identified as the Oregon Central Railroad Company (East Side Company). The Oregon legislature’s action required remedial congressional legislation which occurred in 1869 (Railroad Patent 38). In 1869 the Oregon and California Railroad Company (O & C) was formed which consolidated the two existing companies.
 
The O & C Railroad’s first rail out of Portland was laid in 1869 and by 1872 it was completed to Roseburg. After a long hiatus due to shaky finances and high expenses, the first official train arrived in Grants Pass December 2, 1883. The Southern Pacific Railroad acquired control (i.e., 40-year lease) in 1884 and the railroad connected Oregon and California in 1887.

.  1850s  Deed from Fred Sharp, President of PVC Assn.

. Act of July 25, 1866 (14 Stat. 239)
. Act of April 10, 1869 (16 Stat. 47). Railroad Patent No. 38 (Page 1 of 5 - File RRNo1.0).
 
. March 17, 1896. Oregon & California (O & C) Railroad Company Patent No. 38 for 109,827.83 acres. The O & C would sell/grant to the Pleasant Valley Cemeter (PVC) Association (Assn.) 40 acres of that patent three years later on July 5, 1899.
 
. March 17, 1896. O & C Railroad Brochure
. March 17, 1896. O & C Railroad: Chinese Workers Brochure
 
. May 1896. PVC Assn. History Minutes (Page 1 of 2; File RRNo2.1).
. May 1896. PVC Assn. History Minutes (Page 2 of 2; File RRNo2.2).
. May 30, 1896. PVC Assn. Minutes (Page 1 of 1; File RRNo3.0).
. June 15, 1897. PVC Assn. Certificate of Filing OR Articles of Incorporation (Page 1 of 1; File RRNo4.0).
. July 5, 1899. Quick Claim Deed No. 2665 From O & C Railroad to PVC Assn. (Page 2 of 4; File RRNo5.2).
 
d)  Maps
 
(1) Applegate Trail (AT)
http://www.hugoneighborhood.org/Misc_Maps.htm
 
AT Map 1. Applegate Trails: Rogue River to Canonville, Oregon: 1856
AT Map 2. Applegate Trails: Rogue River to Leland Creek, Oregon: 1856
AT Map 3. Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society Constitution Map
AT Map 4. Mountains of Hugo
AT Map 5. Hugo Pioneer Map
AT Map 6. Donation Land Claims Hugo Region: Sept. 1850 - Dec. 1855
AT Map 7. Gravel Pit Station Neighbors: 1895
AT Map 8. Hugo's Applegate Trails: Jacksonville Road From Louse Creek to Pleasant Valley Cemetery: Map I of IV
AT Map 9. Hugo's Applegate Trails: Jacksonville Road From Louse Creek to Jumpoff Joe Creek: Map II of IV
AT Map 10. Hugo's Applegate Trails: Jacksonville Road From Pleasant Valley Cemetery to Mt. Sexton Pass & Illinois Valley Road From Jumpoff Joe Creek to Widow Niday's Place: Map III of IV
AT Map 11. Hugo's Applegate Trails: Jacksonville Road From Mt. Sexton Pass to Grave Creek: Map IV of IV
AT Map 12. Verification of Accuracy: 1856 General Land Office Survey Field Notes
AT Map 13. Hugo's Applegate Trail: Mt. Sexton
 
(2) Hugo Graves Program (HGP)
 
HGP Map 14. 1855 Applegate Trail Site Pleasant Valley JA-9, Pleasant Valley, Oregon
HGP Map 15. 1855 Applegate Trail Alternative Locations & Pleasant Valley Cemetery
HGP Map 16. 1855 Applegate Trail Site Pleasant Valley JA-9 Tax Lot Relationships
 
(3) Hugo Cemeteries and Graves
 
. Pleasant Valley Cemetery
 
. Neely & Trimble Family Gravesites
 
N&TG Map 1. Survey Of E. D. Potts Property in Josephine CO: 1956
N&TG Map 2. Survey of Schoolhouse Creek Road in Josephine CO: 1974
N&TG Map 3. Josephine County Assessor: Section 11, T.35S., R.6W., WM
N&TG Map 4. Josephine County Assessor: NW 1/4, Section 11, T.35S., R.6W., WM
N&TG Map 5. Josephine County Assessor: Neely & Trimble Gravesites
 
4. Business Records
 
C. Planning Records
 
1. Josephine County, Oregon
 
a) Josephine County Planning Office
b) Josephine County Public Works Department
 
2. State of Oregon
 
D. Long Term Storage
 
E. Electronic vs. Concrete
 
XI. OUTREACH/EDUCATION (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)

A. Audience

B. Themes

C. Outreach/Education Methods

1. Government Information Requests From HuNAHS
 
a) Oregon State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), Oregon Heritage Services, Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
 
August 7, 2014 Email/Letter Information Request to SHPO from HuNAHS
August 7, 2014 Email Response from SHPO to HuNAHS
September 6, 2014 Letter Information Request to SHPO from HuNAHS
 
b) Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, Oregon Heritage Services, Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

September 10, 2014 Email/Letter Information Request to OCHC from Hugo Graves Team

c) Josephine County Planning Department (JCPO), Josephine County, Oregon
 
September 7, 2014 Email/Letter Information Request to JCPO from Hugo Graves Team
September 21, 2014 Letter/Email to JCPW & JCPO from Walker, Hugo Graves Team
 
d) Josephine County Public Works (JCPW), Josephine County, Oregon
 
September 6, 2014 Email/Letter Information Request to JCPW from Hugo Graves Team
September 16, 2014 Email from JCPW to Hugo Graves Team
 
September 21, 2014 Letter/Email to JCPW & JCPO from Walker, Hugo Graves Team
.  APPENDICES to September 21, 2014 Letter/Email to JCPW & JCPO from Walker, Hugo Graves Team .
.  Appendix A1. Hugo Graves Team’s Draft Exploratory Standards & Criteria (part of September 21, 2014 Letter/Email)
.  Appendix A2. JOSEPHINE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST: July 3, 2006 - August 5, 2014 (Request for .  Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zone Change From Forest to Residential and WR to RR-5).
Appendix B1. "Draft" STANDARDS & CRITERIA JO CO RLDC, Article 46: AMENDING & UPDATING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Appendix B2. "Draft" STANDARDS & CRITERIA JO CO RURAL LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (RLDC), Article 81
Appendix B3. "Draft" STANDARDS & CRITERIA JO CO RLDC. RLDC 81.130.A - ROAD DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS, Josephine County Public Works Road Standards Documents
Appendix B3 Reference. Josephine County Public Works Road Standards Documents, Chapter 2, 201.2 Road Data Summary Table
Appendix C. "Draft" JOSEPHINE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS’ SCHOOLHOUSE CREEK ROAD STANDARDS & CRITERIA (Charles A. DeJanvier, P.E., Josephine County Engineer, Josephine County Public Works).
Appendix D. "Draft" JOSEPHINE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS’ SCHOOLHOUSE CREEK ROAD STANDARDS & CRITERIA (Nora Schwartz, Josephine County Public Works).
Appendix E. "Draft" COURT DECREE FOR PUBLIC ROAD From JOSEPHINE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST: July 3, 2006 - August 5, 2014.
Appendix F. "Draft" AASHO STANDARDS & CRITERIA
Appendix G. "Draft" ODOT STANDARDS & CRITERIA: DESIGN ITEMS
 
2. Private Information Requests
. Descendants of Neely Pioneers
. Descendants of Trimble Pioneers
 
3. Neighborhood Projects
. Hugo Graves Team Developing Cemetery Plan for Neely and Trimble Gravesites
. Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society and Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association Opinion Survey
 
XII. PRIORITY SETTING (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
FOOTNOTES (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
TABLES (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
Deeds Table 1. Neely & Trimble Grave Sites
 
APPENDICES (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
 
Appendix A. Private Home Graves & Public Historical Cemeteries (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
Appendix B. Standards & Criteria (Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries Plan)
Appendix C. Document Verification & Reliability of Evidence
Appendix D. Historical Documents
Appendix E. Photo Galleries
Appendix F. History of JO CO Land Use Application for Comp Plan Amendment/Zone Change
 
Title Page Icons
 
.  Photo/Image/Icon Representing HuNAHS’s Cemeteries and Graves Program & Plan: Esther Jane Ritchie’s Hugo Grave Stone.
. Icon representing Neely & Trimble Historic Cemeteries: Family Gravesite Tombstone.

 

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