STAR CEMETERY: then and now
Star, Idaho. Records from the City of Star, show Star Cemetery was originally called Home of the Peace Cemetery. Records from the Star Cemetery Maintenance District show the burial grounds underwent a name-changed approximately 60 years ago.
In 1900, Star Cemetery's land was donated to the city by James and Jemima Ayers, both of whom are interred in its hollowed grounds. One year later, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows became the cemetery's trustees
Located at 9350 W. Floating Feather Road, Star Cemetery is populated with hundreds of souls; several of whom were pioneers of the Oregon Trail. The cemetery is also the eternal resting place of Veterans who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Like James and Jemima Ayers, several other well-known local families are laid to rest there. The Munger and Blessinger families are among those with Treasure Valley roads named after them.
NEXT: the tour continues with Joplin Cemetery
...scroll on for another exclusive gallery of tombstone photos taken inside Joplin Cemetery, the Eternal Resting Place of Idaho's Pioneers!
Eagle, Idaho. Travel through time on a fascinating scroll through Joplin Cemetery. With graves that date back as far as the mid-1800s, Joplin Cemetery at the intersection of Chinden and Cloverdale is a trove of wonders.
Featuring exclusive photos of the cemetery's oldest graves, many belong to small children while others belong to entire families with well-known Idaho names like Joplin, Driggs, Caldwell, and more.
🪦 A Tour of One of Idaho's Oldest Cemeteries
🕊️ Star Cemetery [Part II]
Originally known as Home of the Peace Cemetery, Star Cemetery is one of the oldest in the Gem State. It's also the eternal resting place of frontiersmen and pioneers who died on the historical Oregon Trail
around the year 1870. Veterans and prominent local families of yesterday are also interred there.
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Joplin's Cemetery - Est. 1882 - Eagle, Idaho
"To the memory of the pioneer families who came to this valley in 1880. This sacred place is reserved and perpetuated as they found it. Dry and desolate, many were the hardships and privations endured. Dedicated to the spirit of the old timers and pioneers."
Scroll on for a unique tour of Idaho's most interesting cemetery!
🪦 Tour One of Idaho's Oldest Cemeteries
Star Cemetery, Star, Idaho [Part I]
🗒️ Records from the City of Star
report Star Cemetery was originally known as Home of the Peace Cemetery. But one of the most fascinating aspects of the cemetery are the storied souls laid to rest there.
🗺️ Interred within the hollowed grounds are frontiersmen and pioneers who died on the historical Oregon Trail
around the year 1870. Veterans and prominent local families of yesterday can also be found there.
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