A trip up the winding road—or, better yet, a hike via the old cart track marked Catholic access—leads to the resting place of the clans (the Britts, the Beekmans, and the Orths) that built Jacksonville. You'll also get a fascinating, if sometimes unattractive, view of the social dynamics of the Old West: older graves (the cemetery is still in use) are strictly segregated, Irish Catholics from Jews from Protestants. A somber granite plinth marks the pauper's field,
where those who found themselves on the losing end of gold-rush economics entered eternity anonymously. The cemetery closes at sundown.
Oregon St., follow signs from downtown, Jacksonville, Oregon, 97530, United States