Historians share cemetery story

Jan Wright, Talent historian and author of "Talent, A Pictorial History," and Bud Gleim, president of the Wagner Creek Cemetery Association, will share stories of the pioneers buried at the Stearns Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Talent Historical Society, 105 N. Market St., Talent. The event is free.

Established in 1857 about a mile south of Talent on Anderson Creek Road, the Stearns Cemetery has been operated and cared for by community volunteers ever since the first pioneer to die in the Wagner Creek area was buried there.

Among those buried there are John Beeson, an 1856 civil rights activist, and members of the Twogood family, whose patriarch built and operated a well-known hotel in Josephine County in what is called Sunny Valley today.

Gleim will discuss the present operation of the cemetery and provide information about volunteer opportunities, one of which is the annual cemetery clean-up held just before Memorial Day each year.

Light refreshments will be served.

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