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Pleasant Valley Cemetery Issues and

Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society’s Investigation

June 18 - August 4, 2004

 

 Officers, Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society

Wayne McKy, Chair
Mike Walker, Education Chair
Hal B. Anthony, Outreach Chair
Jacqueline Hardwick, Treasurer
Karen Rose, Web Master

 Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society’ Mission 

   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.

 This status table will be periodically updated.

 

 

Date1

 

 

Participants2

 

Place3

 

Action/Discussion4

 

References5

 

051204

 

Shirley Tinney & Jacque Hardwick

 

Telephone call

 

Shirley Tinney, Wolf Creek neighbor with Sexton relatives at PVC, telephoned the JCHS and Jan Collins referred Shirley to Jacque Hardwick, Treasurer, HNA&HS, who was doing research at the JCHS.   Tinney was concerned about vandalism; Jacque referred her to the Sharps, PVC Association, and invited her to Hugo History Day IV, June 5, 2004.

 

 

 

060504

 

Karl “Eric” & Shirley Tinney

 

Hugo History Day IV

 

Eric” & Shirley Tinney attended Hugo History Day IV and spoke more to the officers about vandalism at the PVC.

 

 

 

061804

 

Eric & Shirley Tinney

Hal Anthony, HNA

 

Telephone call

 

Hal Anthony, HNA, received telephone call from Tinney’s about vandalism of PVC

 

 

 

061804

 

Eric & Shirley Tinney

Jacque Hardwick, HNA

 

Telephone call

 

Jacque Hardwick, HNA, received telephone call from Tinney’s about vandalism of PVC

 

 

 

061804

 

Eric & Shirley Tinney

Mike Walker, HNA

 

Telephone call

 

Mike Walker, HNA, received telephone call from Tinney’s about vandalism of PVC

 

 

 

061904

 

Hal Anthony, HNA

Karen Rose, HNA

Eric & Shirley Tinney

 

Field Trip: PVC

 

Tinneys, Anthony, and Rose field tour PVC; Rose took pictures of vandalism

 

1. 061904 Notes by Karen Rose

2.  Photos by Rose

 

061904

 

Wayne McKy, HNA

Mike Walker, HNA

 

Field Trip: PVC

 

McKy and Walker field tour PVC & meet Tinneys, Anthony, & Rose at PVC; Walker takes pictures

 

1. 061904 Notes by Karen Rose

3.  Photos by Walker

 

06??04

 

Wayne McKy, HNA

 

Telephone call

 

McKy telephoned Fredrick & Nancy Sharp, PVC

 

 

 

 

06??04

 

Wayne McKy, HNA

 

Telephone call

 

McKy telephoned ??

 

 

 

 

 

06??04

 

Wayne McKy, HNA

 

Telephone call

 

McKy telephoned ??

 

 

 

 

062404

 

Cherryl Walker

Mike Walker, HNA

Mirra Meyer, CCHCInfo

 

Emails

 

Cherryl Walker emailed Mike Walker about the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries’ interest in historic cemeteries; Walker responded with:

 

“The Pleasant Valley Cemetery is a old private pioneer cemetery adjacent to the Applegate National Historic Trail in northern Josephine County.  Many Hugo neighbors are buried there.  The cemetery has several issues of interest to the Hugo Neighborhood:  preservation, interpretation, vandalism, road and vegetation maintenance (brush and noxious weeds), signing, maps, fall hazard trees (dead & dying), fence, cleanup, landscape front of property, land use applications, etc.”

 

4. 062404 emails between Cherryl Walker and Mike Walker

 

062504

 

Wayne McKy, Director

  JSWCD

Randi Omley-Tatum

  JSWCD

 

Telephone call

 

Wayne McKy, Director, Josephine Soil Water Conservation District (JSWCD) contacted Randi Omley-Tatum, Watershed Technical Specialist, JSWCD, about noxious weeds, erosion, and vandalism problems in the PVC

 

5.  Issue Notes by Randi Omley-Tatum; handouts at 062904 JSWCD

 

062804

 

Mike Walker, HNA

Fredrick Sharp, PVC

 

Telephone call

 

Walker telephone Sharp about PVC & issue of vandalism; brief discussion about several issues including vandalism and mapping

 

 

 

062904

 

Sheriff Dave Daniel

Officers, HNA

 

Letter

 

Letter to Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel from HNA&HS identifying concern of vandalism.

 

6.  062904 HNA&HS Letter

 

062904

 

Mike Walker, HNA

 

Draft brochure

 

Draft PVC brochure sent to Fredrick & Nancy Sharp, Tinneys, & officers, HNA&HS

 

7.  PVC Brochure

 

062930

 

Directors, JSWCD

 

Monthy JSWCD Meeting

 

PVC Cleanup Project was an new business agenda item for JSWCD’s directors monthly meeting.  Decision was to accept a progress report by Director Wayne McKy at next month’s meeting about the possibility of applying for a noxious weed grant.

 

8.  JSWCD Agenda

 

063004

 

Mike Walker, HNA&HS

 

Field Trip: PVC

 

Took pictures of scotchbroom

 

9.  Photos by Walker

 

063004

 

Sheriff Dave Daniel

Wayne McKy, HNA&HS

 

Telephone call

 

Sheriff Dave Daniel left telephone recording at McKys acknowledging he had received HNA&HS’s letter and would instruction his officers to patrol PVC

 

 

 

070104

 

Blake & Jacque Hardwick

 

Field Trip: PVC

 

The Hardwicks viewed the cemetery and observed:   vandalism, dead trees, noxious weeds, lack of maintenance, broken gate & fence.  Overall conclusion - the need for care is overwhelming. 

 

 

 

070204

 

Fredrick & Nancy Sharp, PVC

Wayne Holcom, ODF

Wayne McKy, HNA

Mike Walker, HNA

Jacque Hardwick, HNA

Randi Omley-Tatum,

  JSWCD

 

Field Trip: PVC

 

9:00 a.m. Wayne McKy organized field tour of PVC looking at fire hazard with Wayne Holcom, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) representative, and other PVC issues with Sharps and JSWCD (vandalism) .  Jacque Hardwick expanded the list of concerns Mike Walker identified June 24th to include: survey, removed dead trees, and new fence.  Asked for an assessment letter from Holcom identifying the level of wildfire risk he observed; he stated he would write the assessment letter.

 

 

10.  Photos by Walker

 

070204

 

Walker & Sharps

 

Meeting

 

Walker picks up several maps from Nancy Sharp; he will return them to Sharps after he makes copies.

 

11. 070304 Map Inventory

 

070704

 

Walker & Sharps

 

Field Trip/ Meeting

 

Walker takes pictures of PVC entrance.  Walker returns maps to Fred Sharp.  They agree to meet next week to further discuss mapping project.

 

12.  Photos by Walker

 

070604

 

McKy & Eric’s Tree Service

 

Telephone call

 

McKy telephoned Eric’s Tree Service to get estimate of cutting dead and/or diseased trees at the PVC; McKy left message with receptionist.  She informed McKy she would have him (Eric?) call back.

 

 

 

070704

 

McKy & Eric’s Tree Service

 

Telephone call

 

A representative of Eric’s Tree Service returned McKy’s call; Mcky not home; Eric’s Tree Service will call again.

 

 

 

070804

 

Bill Gasow, McKy, Walker, Janet McKy, & Stephen McKy

 

Field Trip:  PVC

 

Bill Gasow, Director, JSWCD, & forestry consultant, Wayne McKy, Director, JSWCD, Walker, Janet McKy, and Stephen McKy meet at PVC to discuss cemetery issues, especially dead trees and scotchbroom.  Asked Gasow for an issue letter assessing conditions of dead trees and scotchboom growth he observed; he stated he would write the assessment letter.

 

13.  Walker takes photos

 

070904

 

Bruce Bartow & McKy

 

Telephone call

 

McKy contacted Bruce Bartow, Community Development, Josephine County, about grants to perform work (e.g. wildfire hazard reduction, etc.) in PVC.  Bartow was receptive to investigate issues and requested to go on a field trip.  Randi Omley-Tatum, Watershed Technical Specialist, JSWCD, will organize field trip.

 

 

 

070904

 

Jean Boling & Walker

 

Telephone call

 

Boling wants to publish a “Mondays Make History” on vandalism to PVC.  Karen Rose and Mike Walker will get her copies of vandalism photos.

 

 

 

070904

 

Wayne Holcom, ODF, & Wayne McKy, HNA

 

Telephone call

 

Holcom called McKy concerning assessment letter; McKy to contact Holcom 07/12/04.

 

14. 070904 ODF assessment letter completed.

 

070904

 

Bob Calciano & Mike Walker

 

Telephone call

 

Walker telephoned Bob Calciano, Oregon Historic Cemeteries Association; they agreed to meet July 20, 2004 and share information about their involvement in the PVC.

 

 

 

071004

 

Larry & Darial McLane, Jacque Hardwick, Karen Rose, & Mike Walker

 

Meeting

 

Jacque, Karen, and Mike visit McLanes at their home.  One history topic discussed was the involvement of the Hugo Neighborhood in the PVC.  The McLanes have a history with the PVC (Darial has relatives staying there).  They have had scotchbroom removal parties and picnics there.  Walker informed Larry that Wayne McKy had taken him to a tombstone in the Trimble plot that he thought was the oldest - Robert Trimble who died 1870.  Larry informed Mike that he thought there was an 1862 Trimble.   McLanes asked to be included in contact list.

 

Draft PVC Brochure provided to McLanes; 15.  Larry provided the HNA&HS 328 PVC grave names on 14 type written pages.

 

071304

 

Wayne Holcomb, Fred Sharp, & Wayne McKy  (Dennis Turco)

 

Telephone call

 

McKy talked to Holcom (ODF) about roads in PVC.  The issue is potential wildfire because of weeds in middle of roads.  Mcky will take his tractor and box scraper to PVC and clean center of road of dry grasses; ODF agreed to send fire truck at the same time in case of fire started by tractor.  Holcomb stated that Dennis Turco (ODF) would like to be involved.  McKy talked to Fred Sharp (PVCA) about grading roads for fire prevention; Fred would like to be there.

 

 

 

071304

 

Shirley Tinney & Karen Rose

 

Telephone call/Email

 

Tinney reported that it would cost $825 to repair three Sexton headstones with pin and drill process (Frank, Caroline, and Mary Sexton).

 

16.  Email from Rose to Walker

 

071404

 

Howard Huntington & McKy

 

Telephone call

 

McKy contacted Howard Huntington, Grants Pass Daily Courier, about PVC interest and projects.  Howard will speak with editor to get O.K. for a story.  

 

 

 

071404

 

Bruce Bartow & Randi Omley-Tatum, JSWCD

 

 

 

Randi sent message to Bruce Bartow, Director, Community Development, JO CO about field trip.  July 21 or 22 are possibilities.

 

 

 

071504

 

Rose Scott & Mike Walker

 

Telephone call

 

Walker telephone Rose Scott, Executive Director, Josephine County Historical Society and shared with her the HNA&HS involvement in the PVC; Walker will send her a draft brochure.

 

 

 

071504

 

Mike Walker

 

Field trip:

PVC

 

Walker spent 30 minutes in the Trimble grave plot looking for the 1862 Trimble grave.  He found 9 stones in the plot; three of them had probably been vandalized as the marker stones were gone with the bases remaining.  Of the stone left Robert Trimble was the oldest resident - died March 29, 1870.

 

17.  Photos by Walker

 

071704

 

Larry McLane & Walker

 

Field trip:

Sexton Mt.

Lookout

 

Walker hand-delivered “PVC Networking Information Packet One” to Larry McLane.

 

20.  PVC Networking Information Packet One6

 

071904

 

Jean Boling, JCHS

 

Newspaper Acticle

 

Mondays Make History column appears with pictures and story on PVC vandalism.  PCVA address given for donations.

 

21.  July 19, 2004 Monday Makes History Article

 

071904

 

Mike Walker

 

Information Packet Deliveries

 

Walker hand-delivered “PVC Networking Information Packet One” to: 9 copies to JSWCD (Randi Omley-Tatum); 2 copies to McKy; 1 copy to Anthony; 1 copy to Jacque Hardwick; 1 copy to Karen Rose; 1 copy to Rose Scott; Executive Director, JCHS; 1 copy to Jean Boling, JCHS; left 1 copy with McKy for Holcolm. 

 

20.  PVC Networking Information Packet One6

 

072004

 

Bob Calciano & Mike Walker

 

Meeting

 

Meeting from 9 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Baldini’s Restaurant in Merlin; Walker hand-delivered “PVC Networking Information Packet One” Calciano

 

20.  PVC Networking Information Packet One6

 

072004

 

McKy, ODF, Nancy Sharp,

 

Scrapping PVC Roads

 

PVC from 10:15 a.m. - Noon, Wayne McKy scrapped fire hazard weeds from PVC dirt roads with his tractor; ODF pumper was on standby for initial attack in event of fire.

 

 

 

072004

 

Mike Walker

 

Information Packet Mailings

 

Walker snail mailed “PVC Networking Information Packet One” to Karl “Eric” & Shirley Tinney, Dave Daniel, Sheriff, & Claudette Pruitt.

 

 

20.  PVC Networking Information Packet One6

 

072004

 

Jean Boling, JCHS, & Jean Metcalf

 

Telephone call

 

Read article, is interested in cemetery - has family there.  Will be sending a donation.  Asked about the Crow stones.

 

 

 

072004

 

Jean Boling, JCHS, & Roger Russell

 

Telephone call

 

Read article, is willing to repair stones at cost of supplies.  Boling gave name/number of Fredrick Sharp and asked that Russell speak to him directly

 

 

 

072104

 

Jean Boling, JCHS, & Rose Scott

 

Telephone call

 

Scott received letter from Terri Price Selig, who has family in PVC.  Is willing to make a donation, but wants questions answered re: family plot.  Boling picked up copies of letter.

 

 

 

072104

 

Bruce Bartow, Wayne McKy, Fredrick Sharp, Bob Calciano, Mike Walker, Jacqueline Hardwick, Wayne Holcom,

Janet & Stephen McKy, Blake Hardwick, Randi Omley-Tatum, Ed & Ann Lyneis, Norbert & Diane Tieman, Kathy Sullivan, Gloria Pittock, & Allen Poole

 

Field trip:

PVC

 

On the July 21, 2004 field tour a group of 18 people interested in the PVC shared with Bartow, and well as him sharing with them, a variety of issues at the PVC (e.g., preservation, interpretation, vandalism, surveys, fences, road and vegetation maintenance, signing, maps, hazard trees, noxious weeds, wildfire hazard fuels, etc.).   Walker hand-delivered “PVC Networking Information Packet One” to Bruce Bartow and Sharps

 

At the end of the field tour Bartow observed that there were major community problems at the PVC resulting in many potential projects of merit.  Of special interest to Bartow was reducing or eliminating wildfire fuels and wildfire hazards at the PVC (e.g., understory of brush, scotchbroom, poison oak, and large dead farmable hazard trees, etc.).  He will share the information he learned from his field trip to the PVC and see what might be possible in terms of county assistance.

 

20.  PVC Networking Information Packet One6

 

22. Minutes of July 21, 2004 field tour

 

072204

 

Jean Boling & Mike Walker

 

Telephone Call

 

Boling spoke to Walker re: letter from Terri Selig.  Asked that he make contact w/ Sharps, since he is closer to the action.  Possibly the name will appear on some of the old maps.

 

23.  Selig letter (July 19, 2004)

 

080404

 

Victoria ???, The Daily Courier, Wayne McKy, Fredrick Sharp, Bob & Cheri Calciano, Mike Walker,

Janet & Stephen McKy, Ann Lyneis, Henry & Delores Campbell, Bernie Beck

 

Field trip:

PVC

 

Wayne McKy had contacted The Daily Courier to see if it was interested in doing an article on the PVC.  On the August 4, 2004 field tour a group of ?? people interested in the PVC shared with Victoria ???, and well as her sharing with them, a variety of issues at the PVC (e.g., preservation, interpretation, vandalism, surveys, fences, road and vegetation maintenance, signing, maps, hazard trees, noxious weeds, wildfire hazard fuels, etc.).   Victoria ??? was going to write an article on the PVC for the Courier.

 

 

 

080404

 

Cheri Calciano & Mike Walker

 

Field trip:

PVC

 

Cheri Calciano, Broker, Coldwell Banker, indicated to Mike Walker she could probably make some color copies of the PVC brochure when it was finalized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Date of action: communication, event, meeting, etc.

2.  See address and acronym lists

3.  Place: Communications occur via telephone call, email, letter, field trip, etc.

4.  Action/Discussion

5.  References:  any type of documentation of actions/discussion

6.  PVC Networking Information Packet One includes the following.

  July 15, 2004 Draft-Final “Pleasant Valley Cemetery” brochure 

  June 18 - July 15, 2004 PVC Issues and HNA&HS’s Investigation Log (6 pages)

  July 19, 2004 Pleasant Valley Cemetery Issues Contact List (3 pages)

  June 29, 2004 Letter to Sheriff, JO CO Sheriff’s Office (2 pages)

  July 3, 2004 Draft - Pleasant Valley Cemetery Map Inventory (4 pages)

  July 2, 2004 Participant Log (3 pages)

 Jean Boling, July 22, 2004.  Roger Russell, 541-476-4352, Stone repair at cost; family that might have 5-6 plots needing information from Sharpes

 Address List

 See contact list.

 Acronym List 

HNA                        Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society
HNA&HS                Hugo Neighborhood
HNA&HS                Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society
JCCD                      Josephine County Community Development
JCHS                      Josephine County Historical Society
JSWCD                   Josephine Soil Water Conservation District
OCHC                     Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries  
OHCA                     Oregon Historic Cemeteries Association
ODF                       Oregon Department of Forestry
PVC                       Pleasant Valley Cemetery
PVCA                      Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association
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