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Selah's First Cemetery
Yakima County, Washington

Contributed by Judy Schuster, Sep 27, 2000 [upperwenas@fairpoint.net]. Total records = 3.

"The first pioneers to settle in the Selah Valley, in 1865-66, picked a [cemetery] site on the McAllister homestead, located about in the middle of the Selah Valley. Mr. McAllister buried a child there in 1869 and later his wife. Quite a number of Selah's dead were buried there before 1885. However, with the coming of the railroad through the Selah Valley, which was laid out to pass through a portion of this cemetery, it was abandoned. Some of the bodies were later removed and reburied at Yakima City and today there is no trace of the first cemetery at Selah."

(From an article by Robert Lince published in the Yakima Valley Genealogy Society Bulletin Jan 1973). Permission for the use of that published information was granted by YVGS on Nov 6, 1999.

- Judy Schuster

McALLISTER, Child, d. 1869
McALLISTER, Wife, no dates
HENSON, Alfred, d. c.1880

 

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