Video of Portland’s Rae Room Tomb

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The End Of A Perfect Day

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Many wonder about the beautiful stained glass in Portland’s ‘Rae Room’ tomb. Some suggest that wooded scene was placed inside the elaborate sepulchre given George Rae’s work as a lumberman. But might there be more behind this seemingly minor clue? Some determined research provides tantalizing hints that there is indeed a bit more to the story.

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A popular song containing those lyrics was released nearly a decade before Rae’s passing. Yet here’s where it gets really interesting. That song was even part of George Rae’s 1918 funeral in Portland, Oregon:

Hear the Bing Crosby version of the song here.

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Find out more about this fascinating true story by clicking here or on the image below.

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Memorial Day Book Signing

This Memorial Day beginning at 11:30 AM at Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial, a limited copy run of the non-fiction book ‘Whispers From The Tomb’ signed by the author will be available to purchase for $25.

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Meet Oregon Author Roy Widing

Tour the historic Rae Room tomb where this fascinating story begins and meet Oregon author Roy Widing, while you’re there. 

Click here or view the image below for the 2019 Memorial Day ceremony schedule.

 

 

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Portland’s 2019 ‘Rae Room’ Tomb Schedule

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Hello, My Name is Elizabeth

Hell0, my name is Elizabeth Rae.

This Memorial Day, you’re invited to learn about my life and view the magnificent tomb built for my husband George and I. 

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Portland’s 2018 ‘Rae Room’ Tomb Schedule

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Portland’s 2017 ‘Rae Room’ Tomb Schedule

The 2017 Memorial Day schedule for Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial and the Rae Room has been announced. 

 

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Rae Room Tomb Opens Memorial Day

Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial recently announced the historic Rae Room tomb will be open from 11:30AM to 5PM on Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015. 

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Mysterious Tomb Story Featured In New Book

The recent publication of a new book, Our Portland Story Volume 2 features an article by author Roy Widing about Oregon’s intriguing Rae tomb. Graphic design is by Joan Lundell.

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Article on the Rae tomb from ‘Our Portland Story, Volume 2’

The story surrounding this fascinating true Oregon mystery is detailed in Widing’s book ‘Whispers From The Tomb,now available in print and Kindle editions.

Click here for the ‘Whispers From The Tomb’ book website, with photos and news segments on this unique Northwest story.   

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New Book Features Whispers From The Tomb

The fascinating story behind Whispers From The Tomb is now being featured in a brand new book, Our Portland Story Volume 2, for which a book launch party is now scheduled.

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