Cottage Grove in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
A Trail by Any Other Name
Levi Scott (1797-1890) emigrated to Polk County in 1844. Following efforts to establish a southern route to Oregon, Scott served in the Cayuse Indian War. In 1848 he settled with his family in nearby Scotts Valley. Sensing the prospects of supplying the interior by pack trail, in 1850 Scott platted Scottsburg at the head of navigation on the Umpqua estuary.
In May, 1847, Levi Scott led a company of twenty men, destined for the states. over the Applegate route, and guided a portion of the immigrants of the following autumn into the Willamette Valley in good season and in goso condition.... This expedition established the reputation of the southern route; and the legislature of that year passed an act for its improvement, making Levi Scott commissioner,
Erected by Applegate Trail Coalition.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
Location. 43° 47.855′ N, 123° 3.887′ W. Marker is in Cottage Grove, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker is on North River Road near West Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 North River Road, Cottage Grove OR 97424, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Applegate Trail - Southern Route to Oregon (here, next to this marker); The Changing Trail to Oregon (here, next to this marker); Crossing the Calapooya Mountains (here, next to this marker); River Road (here, next to this marker); The Centennial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Cottage Grove Historical Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elijah Bristow (approx. 13.4 miles away); Bristow Monument (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cottage Grove.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Veterans Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.