Fall City Cemetery

Fall City Cemetery

Native American Gravemarker

Just fifteen minutes from the iconic Snoqualmie Falls rests a cemetery on a hill. It is small, but well worth a visit!

After spending a morning exploring Twin Peaks shoot locations in nearby North Bend, Washington, with my college daughter, we drove to Fall City Cemetery to end a perfect day.

Truthfully, it is one of our favorite cemeteries of all time. We’d visited a few years ago and always meant to return when we had more time.

On this visit, though, we gravitated to a cemetery within the cemetery. A sacred burial ground to the Snoqualmie tribe, this place is aptly named, Snoqualmie Cemetery. 

Both my daughter and I felt this place in our bones. Like a blanket placed over you while you nap, this place settled over us; a sense of welcome and peace and beauty and love. We didn’t want to leave.

Once home, I did research. I learned that Grandma Moses rests here. She lived to be 130 years old! Also, Snoqualmie Chief Jerry Kanim and wife Jenny rest here and many other revered tribe members. 

If you go, look for the white kiosk – it looks like a tiny house. In it you will find a map and an index of burial sites by name. 

 

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