- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - New signs will mark a southern Oregon cemetery that’s the final resting place for pioneers killed in the Rogue Indian Wars.

The Mail Tribune newspaper reports (https://is.gd/FbwT2N ) the Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society persuaded the National Park Service that the Hill-Dunn Cemetery and the route of the historic Applegate Trail near Emigrant Lake should have more attention.

The cemetery outside Ashland is named for pioneer Isaac Hill. He donated the land for the burial of settlers and soldiers killed during battles in the 1850s with American Indian tribes in the Rogue Valley.

His 19-year-old nephew, Isham Keith, was killed in a battle along a tributary of the Rogue River.

Joe Neiderheiser of the neighborhood association says it’s one of the oldest cemeteries in Oregon.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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