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Blewett Cemetery

Blewett Cemetery
Peshastin WA 98847
contributed by Fred Pflugrath

Located near Culver Springs on the west side of Highway 97 and west of Peshastin Creek. Go up Olden Gulch, near Culver Springs, count 275 feet uphill from the bridge. Then turn right alongside a magnificent cedar tree, and the grave place is just 50 feet away. Look for a giant fir and a lovely big mountain ash. The cemetery was located by Kate Bailey and Roy Wilder, both of whom attended the Blewett school.

Douglas, Tom, b. 1850 Perth, Scotland - d.1906; heir to a Scottish earldom which he lost
Earnest, Henry, d. 1897; gambler, crushed to death in arrestra
Hall, Joey, d. probably 1912; 8-year old-boy; diphtheria; son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hall
Hall, Tom, d. winter 1906; stroke
Hill, Tom, d. November 1906; age 48, born in Sweden; death caused by an explosion of a 5-gallon kerosene can, used as a homemade powder magazine. He was attempting to thaw dynamite near Nigger Creek.
Olden, John, d. ca 1910; about 80 years old, born in Sweden, mining partner of John Hall. One source says he was buried in Leavenworth - no record.
Wilder, Reginald (Reggie), d. 1897; 2 months; brother of Roy Wilder

Olden and Hill arrived in Blewett in 1874, Douglas arrived in Blewett in the 1890's.

Lone Graves in the Peshastin Creek Drainage

Scotty Creek - 1/4 mile from Bridge:
King, Pat, d. 11 September 1892; killed in freight accident at age 18 or 19; "Gone but not forgotten"

Ingalls Creek - about 5 1/2 miles up Ingalls Creek:
Ericson, Fred, d. December 1929; good friend of John Walden who built the original Ingalls Creek Lodge on Ingalls Creek. Walden had a psychic tell him where to find the body. (November 4, 1986, Wenatchee Daily World)

According to legend, there are supposed to be 5 to 10 other lone graves in the Peshastin Creek drainage.