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Ales & Ideas Presents: Searching for Astoria’s Pauper Cemetery: Learning Its Unfortunate Past

Join Clatsop Community College and Fort George Brewery for January’s Ales & Ideas Lecture on Thursday, January 4th, 2024, at 7p.m. featuring local historian and CCC instructor John Goodenberger.

When three citizens found a wooden sign in Warrenton’s forest proclaiming “All is lost but hope,” they believed they discovered the entry to Astoria’s long-forgotten Pauper’s Cemetery. However, the authenticity of their discovery raised more questions than answers about the location and boundaries of the cemetery, who was buried there, and whether any grave markers remained. Soon, it became apparent that the history of burying the county’s poor and “undesirables” was inextricably linked to the larger context of Astoria’s cemeteries… a history that is both complex and incomplete.

John Goodenberger, a Historic Preservation instructor at Clatsop Community College, and student intern, Kristi Jenkins-Smith, used an Oregon Historic Cemeteries Grant to document the history of Ocean View Cemetery and its adjacent, overgrown, Potter’s Field. The duo followed the trail of a researcher who, seventy years ago, left hand-written notes in sexton books as he, too, tried to make sense of the records. While following his lead, Goodenberger and Jenkins-Smith also sought a hand-drawn map, last seen decades ago, created by a sexton who recorded the location of the cemetery and its remaining markers as measured from a cluster of eight willow trees. The map’s existence, known through oral history, gained almost mythical status among local genealogists. Goodenberger’s lecture will highlight his method of research and the findings as he and Jenkins-Smith traced the cemetery’s unfortunate past.

John Goodenberger is an adjunct instructor at Clatsop Community College. He played a vital role in establishing the college’s Historic Preservation program and presently conducts night classes in architectural history, preservation theory, and hand-drafting. During the day, he is on call as the City Historian for the City of Astoria. He is also writing a 170-year history of the Flavel family, telling the story based on thousands of letters and scraps of paper found within their home.

Doors open at the Lovell Showroom at 6 p.m., with food, ales, and other beverages available; no purchase necessary. Minors are welcome at this FREE event.

Non-Discrimination Declaration

It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Greg Dorcheus, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2406; TDD : Oregon Relay- Dial 711. For Student Access Services, contact Faith Forster, Columbia Hall, Room 111, (503) 338-2313.  


Students having questions about or a request for classroom accommodations should contact Faith Forster, Columbia Hall, Room 111, (503) 338-2313.   Community members having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact Greg Dorcheus, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2406; TDD: Oregon Relay- Dial 711. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Declaración de no-discriminación

Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Greg Dorcheus, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 , número de teléfono (503) 338-2406, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) marcar 711 en su teléfono. Para servicios de acceso para estudiantes, comuníquese con Faith Forster localizada en Columbia Hall , oficina número 111, (503) 338-2313. 

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas

Estudiantes que tengan preguntas o una requieran solicitud de adaptaciones en el aula deben comunicarse con Faith Forster, localizada en Columbia Hall , oficina número 111, (503) 338-2313. En cuanto a los miembros de la comunidad, se les pide que se comuniquen con Greg Dorcheus, localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 , gdorcheus2@clatsopcc.edunúmero de teléfono (503) 338-2406, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) marcar 711 en su teléfono. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.


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