Sept 7, 2013, Jan Meranda and Jerry Kirkpatrick in Stephen's Cemetery

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Title

Sept 7, 2013, Jan Meranda and Jerry Kirkpatrick in Stephen's Cemetery

Description

A photograph from September 7th, 2013 of historian Jan Meranda and Jerry Kirkpatrick in Stephen's Cemetery. Letitia's gravestone rests in Stephens Cemetery near Myrtle Creek in Douglas County, Oregon. Benjamin Stephens had a Land Claim nearby and the cemetery is named for him and was on his property. He likely had a relation to Letitia and Jack, giving her a major tombstone and a prominent position in his graveyard. The distance from Letitia’s home on Soap Creek to the Hardy Elliff cabin (Johns Ranch in present-day Azalea), where the Nidey’s first camped, is about 160 miles, or about one week’s travel at that time. The route taken was the main road from Sacramento Valley to the Columbia River and has been known at various times in its history as the California Trail, the South Road of the Oregon Trail, the Scott-Applegate Trail, and Territorial Road. Now it is mostly I-5and 99-W. The Elliff Donation Land Claim is central to Letitia Carson's story and sits nearby Myrtle Creek, and her long-time Douglas County home.

Creator

Bob Zybach

Source

Bob Zybach Personal Collection

Publisher

LCLP

Date

2013-09-07

Contributor

Bob Zybach

Rights

Copyright: Bob Zybach

Relation

From a series of photos taken by historian Bob Zybach on September 7th, 2013 at Elliff Cabin, where Letitia lived and worked after leaving David Carson's estate and in the Stephens Graveyard along South Myrtle Creek, a few miles west of her long-time Douglas County home.

Format

JPEG image

Type

Photograph

Identifier

Elliff DLC 2013 -29

Coverage

Stephens Graveyard, Myrtle Creek, Douglas County Oregon

Citation

Bob Zybach, “Sept 7, 2013, Jan Meranda and Jerry Kirkpatrick in Stephen's Cemetery,” Letitia Carson Digital History Collection, accessed December 9, 2022, https://letitiacarson.omeka.net/items/show/152.

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