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Cooley-Tetherow Meek Cutoff Lone Burial Site
Redmond
Deschutes County
Oregon  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
According to the records of the Meek Research Expedition, the Cooley and Tetherow Companies of the Lost Meek Wagon Train of 1845 crossed the Deschutes River at Cline Falls, not at Bend as has previously been believed. Directly along the path of their route, a pile of rocks that the Expedition members believe to be an unmarked grave was found. The pile, several feet long, could cover a human body. "Years ago, Del Hinshaw located this gravesite and associated it with Meek. From Cooley's mileage records, we infer that his party camped several miles northwest of the graves near the Deschutes River, as he notes that his company had to drive cattle to the river."

Located about 200 yards northeast of the old Brand Restaurant along the Bend-Redmond highway.
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