Aurora, Oregon Is In The News

A recent KGW-TV Channel 8 news story reported by Grant McOmie focuses on the history behind Aurora, Oregon. 

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Click photo to view KGW-TV report on Aurora. Image courtesy of KGW-TV News.

Click here or on the photos to view the complete report on Aurora, Oregon history.

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Click photo to view KGW-TV news report on Aurora.

Aurora’s Historic Keil Cemetery

One of Aurora, Oregon’s best-kept secrets is perhaps its most historic.  That’s because Keil Cemetery is situated off the graveled and little-used Cole Road near Aurora’s west side.

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Dr. Wilhelm Keil’s Headstone

Founder Wilhelm Keil is buried here, as are his family members.  Especially noteworthy is the burial site of Dr. Keil’s daughter Aurora and the town’s namesake.  Learn more about fascinating Aurora history here at the Aurora Colony website.

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Here’s also a video link about a visit to the Keil Cemetery.