"The Struggle Is Ended" - The Danish Cemetery - Junction City, OR
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N 44° 12.781 W 123° 17.624
10T E 476534 N 4895574
An interpretive display within The Danish Cemetery provides some history of the Danish settlers to the area.
Waymark Code: WMY7BF
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 05/04/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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The interpretive display located in the heart of the cemetery reads:

Early in the twentieth century, Danish immigrants settled in and around Junction City. Like most immigrants they came to stay and live like other Americans, but that did not mean abandoning their ethnic heritage. As one letter writer explained to his fiance in Denmark, “We desire a danish room in an American house.”

The very first Danes organized a congregation affiliated with the Danish Lutheran church in America.

The congregation then chose a location on the corner of Dane Lane and Deal Street for the church cemetery, but they quickly discovered that a floodplain was a poor place for a cemetery. In 1903 the congregation purchased this hilltop to be its cemetery. It was called and still is The Danish Cemetery.

The settlement ultimately counted well over a hundred Danish families. It flourished for over over half a century and still makes a significant contribution to the community.

Æret være deres minde. Honored be their memory.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Lane

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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