Near Merlin in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Burrell M. Baucom
Burrell M. Baucom
an officer and soldier, brave of heart, sincere of purpose and faithful to trust who fell here July 1, 1933 in performance of his duty.
This tablet is inscribed by his fellow members of the
Oregon State Police
Oregon National Guard
Erected by Oregon State Police and Oregon National Guard.
Location. 42° 31.014′ N, 123° 21.81′ W. Marker is near Merlin, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 5 at milepost 62 near Merlin Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merlin OR 97532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 1846 Applegate Trail (a few steps from this marker); No Land is Free (a few steps from this marker); From Homeland to Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Rogue River Wars (approx. 2.8 miles away); The First Brick Building in Grants Pass The Perkinsville Ferry (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fort Vannoy (approx. 6.2 miles away); Union Veterans of the Civil War (approx. 6.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is at the Manzanita Rest Area, Northbound, located about a mile north of the Grants Pass/Merlin Road exit #61.
Also see . . . Private Burrell M. Baucom -- Oregon State Police. A 17-year old "tough guy" who had just graduated from a reform school in California pulled out a gun and shot twice. (Submitted on January 17, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.