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Empire Cemetery
910 Lakeshore Drive
Coos Bay
Coos County
Oregon  USA
Postal Code: 97420

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This was the original Euro-American cemetery for the City of Empire City, one of the first non-Indian settlements on the Oregon coast. It fell into disuse when the focus of commerce moved east to Marshfield (now Coos Bay) in the 1880s. Over the years, the Flanagan-Empire Pioneer Cemetery fell victim to vandalism and grave robbing. Because the site was also the location of a pre-contact Coosian village, the property was transferred by the City of Coos Bay into ownership of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, which continues to conserve and manage the property as an important cultural resource.
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