Canyonville Profile

  • ELEVATION:            747 ft. above sea level
  • LOCATION:             Canyonville is approximately      100 miles north of the Oregon/California border,      200 miles south of Portland, and is along      Interstate 5 in the sourthern part of the state.
  • POPULATION:         1925 people
  • RAINFALL:                Average rainfall is 30 inches      per year.
  • AVERAGE TEMPERATURES:     42-95 degrees     during summer months and 27-68 during winter     months. 

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Veterans Memorial

  In February 2002 a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars came  up with the idea of building a Veterans  Memorial that would honor all veterans, no matter when or where they served.   The only qualification was that they were Honorably Discharged and  resided in south Douglas County.
 

After discussing the idea with other VFW members it was taken to the entire  membership and was approved.  It was  then requested of the City Council that a portion of the parking area  be authorized for such a structure, which was also approved.
 

The first donations received were from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and the Canyonville Lions  Club.   The members of the VFW started other local fund-raising.
 

Construction was done by Bill Pappas, who donated all labor and materials.  It was completed in late summer of 2002.  Two additions had to be made from the original design as the VFW  received many more names for the  memorial than were expected.  The  oldest veteran listed is William P. Thomason who fought in the Mexican  War in 1847, and who incidentally is the Great Grandfather of Sue Schaffer, Cow Creek Tribal Chairperson.
 

A formal  dedication was held on Veterans Day, November 11, 2002, and was attended  by many dignitaries of various veterans' organizations, federal, state  and county officials.
 

Names are still being added to the memorial which now total nearly 80

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City of Canyonville

PO box 756, Canyonville, OR 97417, US

(541) 839-4258

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