The Grand Army of the Republic: Another person from history right here in Oregon

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Over the past couple weeks thanks to Halloween we have been doing some searches of our local cemeteries and have been finding some interesting things about Oregon history and the people who helped make Oregon, Oregon!

The Grand Army of the Republic (Salmon Brown) Portland Cemeteries

Today we visited a cemetery dedicated to only members of the Grand Army of the Republic right here in Portland. Now, among the great people buried there was Salmon Brown. Now, you may not recognize the name Salmon Brown, but he did have a very important part in our history.

You see he was one of the men who captured John Wilkes Booth after he shot President Lincoln. Now, that was a cool way to start the conversation with our kids about President Lincoln, the Civil War and how our country was divided by such a thing as slavery.

If you are interested in history, I suggest you check out your local pioneer cemetery and you will be amazed at the stories and the people that you will find. If you are looking for a home in the Portland area, come to us, the Friendly Home Team, we would love to help your family home.


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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Todd -

Come to think of it I bet there are so very interesting cemeteries around Albuquerque and the wild west days!

Best regards from the Q

Oct 26, 2011 12:57 PM #1
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Todd, this is pretty cool stuff to share with your children.  Like, the true meaning of Halloween at the same time!

Oct 26, 2011 12:59 PM #2
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Your children will remember these times spent looking and finding 'buried' treasures as a family Todd! Love it!

Oct 26, 2011 01:26 PM #3
Joe Kenny
Realty Executive Midwest - Darien, IL
Better Than Your Average Joe

In Chicago cemeteries are places where you may still find active voters.  It's a good life


Oct 26, 2011 01:54 PM #4
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

Wow Todd, that is really cool, now  I need to go on a scouting mission of some of the local cemeteries here....I know we have some old pioneer ones, just need to locate and visit.  Will report back....I like the history aspect of it, plus the fact that it's Halloween, ads some intrigue to it as well.

Oct 26, 2011 02:20 PM #5
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Todd~ I like to read head stones at old cemetery's...interesting what you might find there!

Oct 26, 2011 02:26 PM #6
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hey make a great and interesting Teacher...I wanna be your student.

Oct 26, 2011 05:20 PM #7
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Todd, we have an old civil war cemetery that I have been wanting to visit, perhaps this week would be a good time. Headstones are very interesting. I am sure you kids enjoyed this trip and the history lesson.

Oct 26, 2011 07:14 PM #8
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