John Hayes is a writer and documentarian who tells the stories of the people of the American Northwest and the region’s stunning landscape. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Oregon’s Pacific University and a Master’s degree from Pepperdine University in California. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sisters Country Historical Society and past Chair of the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council. John is also a contributing producer for 88.9 KPOV FM in Bend.
Camp Polk Cemetery
Camp Polk Cemetery—also known as the Hindman Cemetery, for the family who settled there after the camp closed—is approximately three miles northeast of the town of Sisters. Camp Polk was a Civil War-era military post that existed on adjacent land. It was named by the volunteers who were assigned there, …