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Oregon State Hospital Memorial

About the Memorial

Honoring the Past

For more than a decade, Oregon State Hospital has worked to reunite relatives of those who died and were cremated onsite from 1914 to 1973. Over the years, the hospital became custodian of almost 3,600 cremated remains, as no one came forward to claim them. As of 2018, the hospital has reunited the cremated remains of 662 people with family members and decedents.

View the list of unclaimed cremains and how to retrieve them

Inside of memorial showing copper urns and brick floor Building 60 was once the hospital's pestilence house and morgue. It is now part of the memorial.

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All memorial photography Steve Hanson.

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