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Near Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Oregon City

 
 
Oregon City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
1. Oregon City Marker
Inscription. Entering California over the Applegate and Lassen trails, a party of Oregonians, captained by Peter H. Burnett, arrived here in autumn of 1848 to establish the town of Oregon City. Burnett, little more than a year later, became the first civil governor of California. Oregon City, for a time, continued to prosper as a gold mining and supply center and then declined into virtual oblivion.
 
Erected 1966 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California Heritage Council, Butte County Historical Society, Schoolmates Club and Mr. James Lenhoff. (Marker Number 807.)
 
Location. 39° 35.55′ N, 121° 31.729′ W. Marker is near Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is at the intersection of Oregon Gulch Road and Oregon City Trail, on the left when traveling south on Oregon Gulch Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 Oregon Gulch Road, Oroville CA 95965, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oregon City Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morris Ravine School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Long's Bar (approx. 3.5 miles away); Cherokee
Oregon City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
2. Oregon City Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Oroville Dam (approx. 4 miles away); Pioneer Miners Of Thompson Flat District (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Autumn Harvest (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon City School - Butte County Historical Society. Oregon City was the camp of men arriving from Oregon during the earliest days of the California Gold Rush. The gulch in which they staked their claims was also named for their most recent home. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Oregon City School image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
3. Oregon City School
Oregon City School image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
4. Oregon City School
Oregon City Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
5. Oregon City Covered Bridge
This is not an historic bridge, but a modern creation.
The Bridge Builders image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 15, 2012
6. The Bridge Builders
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on December 22, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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