A natural disaster occurred here 500 to 1000 years ago. A tremendous “wind-blow” uprooted the spruce forest. Through the years the old root stumps and trees rotted, leaving only dirt mounds. These odd mounds gave the appearance of a graveyard, and the area became known as Graveyard Fields.
The extraordinary biological diversity apparent at Graveyard Fields is partially the result of a great fire that destroyed over 25,000 acres of high-grade timber on Thanksgiving Eve, 1925.Map