Lat: 47° 20' 59"N, Lon: 117° 33' 06"W, approx.
T22N R42E Section 32
Transcribed and contributed by Maggie Rail, Jun 24, 2001, last edited
Apr 01, 2010 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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This cemetery lies south east of Cheney WA and was really known only
as "Burying Ground" by the old timers. It is no longer visible
though it was a large cemetery at the junction of the Mullan Trail and
the road that led to the Texas Ferry, on the Snake River.
Ross Cox came through in 1824 and Rev. Samuel Parker passed through
in 1832. Of the possible 100 graves, many of which may have been Indians,
only two enclosures stood in 1934. The old cemetery was used by trail
travelers and fur trappers from about 1850's to the early 1880's. When
the cemeteries were established in Spangle and Cheney the cemetery no
longer was needed.
Scattered over about 4-5 acres, big trees have grown and the grounds
no longer show the indentions and mounds, which have been leveled by
time. It is the final resting place for French Canadian voyagers, trappers,
explorers, early homesteaders and Indians. - Ann Roberts.
In addition to this Helen Boots, historian of Cheney WA, says
that the Indians were buried in a sitting position and dirt was mounded.
Hattie Babb was buried there and later removed to Riggs Cemetery at
- Maggie Rail