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Old Bones Cemetery
Lyons Ferry, Franklin County, Washington

Lat: 46°36'15"N, Lon: 118°12'50"W
T13N R37E Sec 19

Contributed by Rella Gleaton, May 04, 2002, last edited Jan 25, 2010 [rella@ultraplix.com]. Total records = 1.

This cemetery can be reached from Highway 261 taking the Ranger Station road to the west just past the Lyons Ferry State Park. There is parking below the ranger station at the trail head where there is about 1/4 mile hike up to the top.

Located to the North of Lyons Ferry and next to the view point of the historical Marmes Rock Shelter, which was discovered during archeological explorations prior to the construction of Lower Monumental Lock and Dam. It also provides a spectacular view of the Palouse Canyon.

The memorial plaque for Chief Old Bones along with two other commemorative plaques are situated here. The plaques are located side by side on a knoll overlooking the area. There is a nice, large, covered overlook with benches next to the plaques along with a large wooden sign about the Marmes Rock Shelter which is seen to the West.

Walked and recorded by Jim and Rella Gleaton and Sheryl and Cameron Wilkinson, Apr 14, 2002.

- Rella Gleaton

Chief Old Bones, d. Oct 20, 1916, Aged 89 yrs

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