Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One of the many different nationalities represented in the Roslyn Historical Cemetery which actually has 25 separate but adjacent cemeteries, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Clustered on 15 acres of woods and hills above the main street, the land was donated by or purchased from the Northern Pacific Company by fraternal, etrhnic and civic organizations for burial of their deceased members. The Independant Order of the Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias Lodge Soloka Lodge; Wanapum Tribe 28; Improved Order of Redmen; Cacciatori D'Africa (literally hunters of Africa); Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge No. 56; SNF Lodge No. 79 (Serbian); Saint Barbara Lodge No. 39 (Greek Catholic); and Dr. David Starcevich Lodge No. 56 (Croation) are among the organizations and cehnicities represented in this cemetery. At least 24 nationalities are represented within the nearly 5,000 graves.

There are many graves with pictures of deceased.

Beautiful drive into the cemeteries.


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