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In the 1890’s until after World War I, the Woman’s Relief Corps (WRC) was very active in Oregon.  They cared for the graves of our Civil War veterans and our one Revolutionary war veteran.  On Memorial Day, a well-known speaker was hired and always spoke to a full-house crowd in Cronk’s Opera House.   Children marched from the Opera House to the cemetery, carrying flags and bouquets to decorate the graves.

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