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Cameron Lake Pioneer Memorial Cemetery (Carlson Cemetery)
Okanogan County, Washington

Lat: 48° 16' 15"N, Lon: 119° 34' 12"W
T32N R26E Sec 16

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Aug 03, 2002, last edited Oct 12, 2010 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 10.

To reach this cemetery drive south of Omak on Hwy 97 till you reach the crossroads east of Okanogan. If you go right it turns west into the town of Okanogan, but we want to go east onto Cameron Lake Road. Take this road for about 12 miles. I did not get a good mileage count because I did some backtracking. I estimate it to be about 15mi from Hwy 97 to the cemetery.

After several miles you will want to take the Cameron Lake Loop Road off to your right and continue till you are sure you have gone too far, then go a ways further. When you come to the blue roofed barn on the Promise Land Ranch it will be the next road to your left. This is across the road from a place called the Broken D Ranch. The number of the Promise Land Ranch is 228 Cameron Lake Loop Rd.

I walked in on this last road because I was unsure if I could drive it. I think it was about a mile, mostly uphill, past the neighborhood dump, with a temp that day in the triple digits, so it seemed farther than it really was. I am sure a car could make it.

When we finally reach the cemetery, we find a very small, well maintained cemetery, with this well built fence around it. I found burial dates ranging from 1933 to quite recently. I am sure it is active. It was refreshing to find this well kept burial site so far from the beaten track.

I was told by the gentleman who directed me to this cemetery that it has been called the Back Forty Cemetery, and most likely was a family cemetery to begin with, from the old homestead days. It very well may have unmarked graves in it. I walked and read it on Jul 19, 2002.

- Maggie Rail

Carlson, Anna R, b. 1889, d. 1965
Carlson, Carl A, b. 1876, d. 1941
Dwyer, Ellen Carlson, b. 1912, d. 1997
Hansen, Lloyd, b. 1922, d. 1925, difficult to read
Hansen, Gerald M, b. Jan 16, 1917, d. May 07, 1990, US Army WWII
Hansen, Gertie, b. 1890, d. 1975, huge carved rock, s/w Martin, Norwegian Immigrants and settlers in 1917
Hansen, Martin, b. 1879, d. 1973, s/w Gertie, Norwegian Immigrants and settlers in 1917
Hansen, Rudolph, b. 1887, d. 1936? very hard to read
Morris, Harley A, b. Mar 04, 1917, d. Jul 28, 1998, US Army WWII, Lovingly known as 'Bud'
Morris, Pearl Lavon, b. Jan 05, 1933, d. Jan 12, 1933

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