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By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
Alfred Block and Marker
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Alfred Block
Mary Alfred was one of Baker City’s pioneer businesswomen. She and here husband, Francis Alfred, came to Baker County in 1870. She had a millinery and mantua (robe) shop in her home. Mr. Alfred drove a stage between Baker City and La Grande. In . . . — Map (db m108053) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Antlers HotelBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
In the early days of the 20th Century, the Antlers Hotel was a bustling three-story hotel which boasted a fine restaurant and bar. The hotel had an elevator. The upper corridors were naturally lighted by “light wells” and skylights. . . . — Map (db m108096) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — BakerHistoric Oregon Trail
In October 1861, a group of prospectors in search of the mythical Blue Bucket Mine, made camp on a creek six miles southwest of here. That evening, Henry Griffin discovered gold in the gulch which bears his name. That started a stampede which . . . — Map (db m108152) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Baker City Chinese History
Chinese were prominent working on railroads & gold mines in Baker County. The Baker City Chinatown was located by Powder River on Auburn Avenue where a Joss House was built in 1883. Chinese gardens on the east bank of Powder River between . . . — Map (db m108158) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Baker City HallBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
Baker City, the “Queen City of the Inland Empire” at the turn of the century, needed a City Hall that reflected the town’s eminence. The city fathers commissioned a bold and stately Renaissance Revival building. The structure is noted . . . — Map (db m108191) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Baker Loan and Trust BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
Prominent local businessman William Pollman contracted to have the Baker Loan and Trust Building built in 1910, after a major fire destroyed another building on the site, along with two buildings to the south. The building was designed by . . . — Map (db m108043) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Basche-Sage Hardware Co. Building
Basche-Sage Hardware Co. was one of Baker City’s largest firms for more than 100 years. The company began when Peter Basche purchased a Baker City tin shop in 1876. In 1888, Basche merged with the Sage and Grace hardware store. Stores were opened in . . . — Map (db m108084) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Bishop Building
The Bishop Building stands as a testament to the strength and durability of volcanic tuff, which was used to construct many of Baker City’s major buildings during the first decade of the 1900s. A fire gutted the building in 1940, but it remained . . . — Map (db m108079) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Chinese Shrine1890
This Chinese prayer house was used to honor the departing spirits by burning incense and prayer papers. The prayer papers were brown paper with some million little pinholes & pushed through the alter window. In traditional Chinese religion the many . . . — Map (db m108159) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — First National Bank BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
When constructed, this building was the third bank building to occupy this site. J.W. Virtue, a pioneer gold mining entrepreneur, built the first bank in 1873. It was the first stone building on Main Street. The building was ruined by a fire in . . . — Map (db m108037) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Flynn BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
The central two-story portion of their building was constructed in 1910. In the 1940s, single-story wings of reinforced concrete were added to both sides of the original structure. In its early years, the building housed the Chas. I. Flynn and . . . — Map (db m108102) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Geiser Grand HotelBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
When Baker City reigned as the “Queen City of the Inland Empire,” the Geiser Grand Hotel was a jewel in her crown. Built in 1889, the hotel soon earned a reputation for offering the finest accommodations between Seattle and Salt Lake . . . — Map (db m108065) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Gerstle-Solomon BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
This building was one of Baker City’s first masonry structures when constructed about 1879. Solomon’s One Price Clothing House originally occupied the first floor of the north half of the building. By the 1990s, footware had been sold in the . . . — Map (db m108211) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Gwilliam Brothers BakeryBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
In October 1940 Gwilliam Brothers Bakery celebrated the business’s new building with a grand opening. Designed for high-volume bakery operations, the brick structure had a delivery truck garage in the rear and a large central oven set on a concrete . . . — Map (db m108161) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Haskell BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
Haskell was one of Baker City’s leading real estate developers of the late 1800s and early 1900s. He also engaged in many other pursuits. He was born in 1850 in Ohio. At age 18, he went to Montana to become a miner. He later mined in Nevada, . . . — Map (db m108064) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — J.C. Penney BuildingHistoric Oregon Trail — Established 1874
The lot which this building occupies was first the location of a wood frame structure housing the McCord Brothers blacksmith shop. In 1867, Dr. J.M. Boyd and John W. Wisdom leased the structure to open Baker City’s first drug store. Wisdom continued . . . — Map (db m108041) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Jett BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
John Jett’s stonemason’s skills are manifest in the inscription carved at the roof level of his building - “J.H. Jett Marble Works, 1901.” The Jett Building was the first in Baker City of volcanic tuff construction. Ten commercial or . . . — Map (db m108206) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Kennedy BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
This site was the location of Baker City’s first brick hotel, the Cosmopolitan. The Rev. P. DeRoo, a Catholic priest who aquired (sic) extensive real estate interests, had the two-story building built in 1875. The hotel also served as the city’s . . . — Map (db m108063) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Log Cabin SaloonBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
Mike Hoff, a “tonsorial artist” (barber) in Baker City in the 1890s, built this building for his business. After a few years, however, Hoff went into partnership with Valentine Bildner to open a saloon in the building. During the . . . — Map (db m108060) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Lynndale BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
The Lynndale Building was constructed about 1890. The northernmost of the three first-floor bays was occupied by a saloon from the building's earliest days. The establishment first was named Henry the Fourth, then The Club. Later it became the . . . — Map (db m108077) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Mann Block
The Mann Block, built in 1890, originally housed one of the many saloons located in this block during Baker City’s early, rowdy years. Like most of the establishments, the saloon operated on the first floor, with a bawdy house and gambling rooms . . . — Map (db m108052) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — McCord House and ShopBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
“McCord’s Corner” contributed much to Baker City history. S. (Syrenus) B. McCord was the first mayor of Baker City. City residents elected him to four terms, and he also served several terms as county treasurer. In 1873, McCord . . . — Map (db m108209) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Miller Apartment BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
This building was the location in the 1920s of the Lew Brothers Tire Co., which later moved to Bridge Street. After the tire company relocated, the building was purchased by Glenn Miller, owner of Miller’s Lunch in the adjacent building to the east. . . . — Map (db m108097) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Miller's Lunch BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
This stucco-over-clay block building was constructed in 1923 as a "temporary" structure after a fire destroyed another building on the site. A block store first occupied the building, then an ice cream parlor. Glenn Miller, a local candy-maker, . . . — Map (db m108162) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Mint-Fox BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
The Mint-Fox Building was constructed as two adjoining structures, the south half in 1888, the north in 1889. The buildings were erected by A.A. Houston, a local builder. Houston first rented the south building to two miners, Lorenzo Durkee and . . . — Map (db m108061) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Old Oregon Trail1843
Dedicated to the memory of the intrepid pioneers who blazed the way over the Old Oregon Trail with the first covered wagons in 1843 and won an empire for the United States. Erected by the American Legion July 4, 1925 — Map (db m108048) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Old Post OfficeHistoric Oregon Trail — Established 1874
The Old Post Office building served as Baker City’s post office for 58 years, from completion of construction in 1910 until 1968, when the Post Office relocated to a new Federal Building a block to the south. The building also housed offices of the . . . — Map (db m108042) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Oregon Trail Memorial1843 - 1943
Map (db m108127) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Rogers HotelBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
Baker City at the beginning of the 20th Century was the hub for a vast area of commerce, including mining, agriculture and forest products. Merchandise flowed into the city for distribution to dozens of smaller communities. Likewise, business . . . — Map (db m108194) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Ruts of the Oregon Trail
Of the 2170 miles of the Oregon Trail, approximately 300 miles of ruts remain. Swales created by thousands of wagon wheels and the trampling of draft animals are deep in some areas, shallow in other places. Much of the trail has disappeared due to . . . — Map (db m108130) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Shoemaker BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
William Shoemaker, a partner in a Baker City wholesale grocery and grain business, built this building in 1906. Before moving to Baker City, Shoemaker had been in business at Rock Creek, a small community in north Baker Valley. He built and operated . . . — Map (db m108103) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — The Lone Tree of the Oregon Trail
Early Oregon Trail emigrants crested the south flank of Flagstaff Hill and, with the Blue Mountains looming to the west, saw a solitary tree in the valley below. Called l’arbre seul (the lone tree) by French-Canadian fur trappers, this large . . . — Map (db m108122) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — The Lure of GoldOregon Trail — Oregon History
Beginning in 1843, thousands of Oregon Trail emigrants trekked through this region toward new lives in the West. This epic journey indelibly etched the landscape with wagon ruts, such as those near by. When Henry Griffin, a prospector from . . . — Map (db m108128) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — The Masonic TempleBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
In 1900, after a fire had destroyed a former wood frame hall, the Baker City Masonic Lodge erected a new brick temple. The lodge hall occupied the second floor. The first floor originally was leased to the E.P. Voruz & Co. Home Furnishing Store . . . — Map (db m108081) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — The Oregon TrailRoute of Wagon Trains — from 1843 to the 1860's
Wagons and cattle of the Great Migration, led by Marcus Whitman in 1843, descended Sept. 25 into Lone Pine valley. After nearly a month of travel over the hot dry Snake river plains from Fort Hall near Pocatello, Idaho, the cool climate and lush . . . — Map (db m108157) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — The Smoke ShopBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
This building, constructed in the 1890s, was the location of the Smoke Shop for approximately 50 years. The Smoke Shop was a typical men’s gathering place of the period, offering tobacco, beverages, billiards and card games. The first business . . . — Map (db m108035) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — The Telephone ExchangeBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
Hand-cranked telephones first rang in Baker City in 1889. Not until 1898, however, did a company succeed in establishing 24-hour, central exchange service. When inaugurated, the system had 40 subscribers and one operator on duty. The first . . . — Map (db m108195) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Walker BlockBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
This property, which consists of parts of two adjacent structures built in the 1880s, was the location of many Baker City businesses over the years. One of the first was Basche-Sage Hardware Co., which was to grow into one of the Northwest’s largest . . . — Map (db m108039) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — Weller-Henry Building
A fire that started in a billiard hall destroyed all the structures on this block in 1886. Several property owners chose to rebuild, and four adjoining brick buildings were constructed the following year. This building was constructed for Messrs. . . . — Map (db m108050) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Baker City — YMCA BuildingBaker City Historic District — Established 1874
A committee of civic-minded Baker City residents began meeting in 1911 to organize a fund-raising campaign to build a Young Men’s Christian Association building. The committee soon had secured pledges of more than $30,000. Plans for the . . . — Map (db m108098) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Durkee — DurkeeHistoric Oregon Trail
This spot was famous in early days as Express Ranch an important relay station on the Umatilla-Boise Basin stage and freight route. It was also a favorite camping place for emigrants and teamsters. — Map (db m108121) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Granite — Ah Hee DiggingsA Job of Mythical Proportions
Center Panel: These Chinese Miners Must Have Felt Like Sysyphus Pushing a Large Rock Uphill Forever, as in Greek Mythology. The backbreaking labor of stacking and re-stacking sixteen acres of rocks here at the Ah Hee . . . — Map (db m106776) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Granite — Red Boy Mine
In the early 1880s, the Red Boy Vein was located and claimed by Daniel Pinson, a Cherokee Indian. The claim did not pan enough free gold to work without a mill. His only legacy is the mine's name. In 1886 it became a paying proposition when . . . — Map (db m106767) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Granite — The Fremont Powerhouse Historic DistrictHistory written by nature and people
Natural landforms gave local settlers an opportunity to shape history. As you explore the remains of the gold rush era, consider the partnership of people and nature. A lake the ice forgot When the Ice Age glaciers melted, they left . . . — Map (db m106762) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Huntington — Farewell BendHistoric Oregon Trail
The last camp on the weary journey across the Snake River plains. Here the Oregon Trail left the Snake River and wound overland to the Columbia. Here camped Wilson Price Hunt, December 23, 1811; Capt. Bonneville, January 10, 1834; Nathaniel J. . . . — Map (db m107217) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Huntington — Farewell Bend Oregon Trail Kiosk
(The Farewell Bend Oregon Trail kiosk houses seven panels which deal with the trials and tribulations on this arid portion of the Oregon Trail.) "Pathway to the "Garden of the World" Excitement filled the air May 22, . . . — Map (db m107276) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Huntington — Remnants of the Oregon Trail
From Alkali Springs, called by many pioneers Sulphur Springs, the emigrants traveled on to Birch Creek, which offered much needed water and grass for their livestock. First named "Riviere aux Bouleaux" by French-Canadian fur trappers, here travelers . . . — Map (db m107212) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Huntington — The Last Spike
To reach Oregon, Union Pacific Railroad organized the Oregon Short Line Railway Co. in 1881 and built from Wyoming westward across Idaho in the same year. Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. was building eastward from Portland. Tracks of the two . . . — Map (db m107282) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Huntington — Van Ornum Massacre
In October 1860 the Van Ornum Party, survivors of the Utter Disaster, reached Farewell Bend. Here they again encountered Indians. On September 9 & 10, in Idaho, the Elijah P. Utter wagon train suffered a two-day attack by Indians in which 11 . . . — Map (db m107219) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Huntington — Van Ornum Wagon Train Massacre
By October 1860 the Van Ornum party reached Farewell Bend. They were survivors of the Elijah P. Utter wagon train that was attacked by Indians on September 9 and 10, just west of Castle Butte in Owyhee County, Idaho. The survivors had escaped the . . . — Map (db m107220) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Huntington — Van Ornum Wagon Train Massacre
By October 1860 the Van Ornum party reached Farewell Bend. They were survivors of the Elijah P. Utter wagon train that was attacked by Indians on September 9 and 10, just west of Castle Butte in Owyhee County, Idaho. The survivors had escaped the . . . — Map (db m107292) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Sumpter — A Golden HistorySumpter Valley Dredge
Welcome to the historic world of Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area! Here you will find one of the largest gold dredges in the United States. There are many ways to learn about the dredge and the people who worked it, from tours to . . . — Map (db m106794) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Sumpter — A Working DredgeThe Ultimate Gold Mining Machine
The dredge is a huge but simple machine for mining an ancient river bed for gold. It is an expensive, powerful improvement on the shovel and rocker box. Miners used to call the dredge a "goose"---and for good reason. The dredge is "fed" at the . . . — Map (db m106890) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Sumpter — Floating in its own pondMoving the dredge
The dredge floated in about nine feet of water- but it could move anywhere it wanted in the valley because it took its pond with it. Hard to imagine, isn't it? It worked because the dredge dug a pond for itself to float in as it moved -- . . . — Map (db m106871) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Weatherby — Weatherby Oregon Trail Kiosk
(Six panels dealing with the Burnt River portion of the Oregon Trail are found beneath this kiosk) Dear Little Willie Emigration on the Oregon Trail peaked in 1852 with 10,000 would-be Oregonians. Poor sanitation and . . . — Map (db m108110) HM
Oregon (Benton County), Corvallis — Benton County Courthouse
Built in 1888-89, the Benton County Courthouse is the oldest building in Oregon still being used for its original purpose.

The courthouse was designed by Delos D. Neer, a prominent Portland architect, in a style he described as resembling . . . — Map (db m107360) HM

Oregon (Benton County), Corvallis — Ecology of the Agricultural Reach
The Reach The Agricultural Reach of Oak Creek drains the croplands and research farm facilities of OSU. The Department of Animal Science manages these agricultural lands. Pastures are used for seasonal grazing and production of hay and . . . — Map (db m108388) HM
Oregon (Benton County), Corvallis — Oak Creek’s Watershed
A Watershed A watershed is an area of land from which water drains and flows into a river and its tributaries. Small watersheds, such as Oak Creek’s, become part of larger watersheds when their streams converge. Thus, Oak Creek‘s . . . — Map (db m108389) HM
Oregon (Benton County), Corvallis — Oregon State UniversityNational Historic District
On October 27, 1868, the small institution of higher education known as Corvallis College was granted a charter by Oregon's legislative assembly designating it as the state's land grant institution under the provisions of the federal 1862 Morrill . . . — Map (db m108382) HM
Oregon (Benton County), Corvallis — Site of the Earliest Boat LandingLower Town, Marysville, 1851
Site of the earliest boat landing Lower Town, Marysville, 1851 Presented to City of Corvallis, Oregon Centennial Celebration, June 1957 by the Winema Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m107333) HM
Oregon (Benton County), Corvallis — Sustainable Farm Management
Agricultural Users This portion of the Oak Creek watershed is managed as a working agricultural laboratory. Agricultural users include the OSU Dairy Center, beef and sheep production barns, and the Veterinary Medicine Research Farm . . . — Map (db m108387) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Estacada — Harold E. Babcock
In remembrance of Harold E. Babcock Eagle Scout, WW II Veteran, Educator, and Master Mason Mr. Babcock kept the flags in Estacada flying for 20 years! — Map (db m8745) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Dr. Forbes Barclay1812 - 1873
Dr. Forbes Barclay left Scotland in 1839 for Fort Vancouver (Washington) where he became chief physician for Hudson's Bay Company. He moved to Oregon City in 1850 where he practiced medicine for many years. He was one of Oregon City's early mayors, . . . — Map (db m8692) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Dr. John McLoughlin"Father of Oregon"
Born in Riviere du Loup, Canada, October 19, 1784. 1824 Came to the Oregon Country as Chief Factor of the Columbia Department of the Hudson's Bay Company. 1829 Located his claim to the present site of Oregon City. 1845 Resigned his position . . . — Map (db m8699) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Eva Emery Dye
In memory of Eva Emery Dye and others who saved the McLoughlin House from demolition in 1909. The house was moved down Main Street and up Singer Hill to open as a museum on this location in 1910. Mrs. Dye was the author of “McLoughlin and Old . . . — Map (db m8698) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Joseph L. MeekBorn 1810 - Died 1875
Born in Washington Co. Va., Meek leaves home at age 18, arriving in St. Louis in the fall of 1828. Meek signs on as a trapper with the Rocky Mtn. Fur Co., remaining in the Rockies until 1839. 1839 - 1843: Meek travels to the Willamette Valley and . . . — Map (db m8673) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Larry G. DahlSpecialist 4, U. S. Army
Born in Oregon City June 10, 1949 Killed in Action February 23, 1971 Vice President Ford of the United States of America awarded posthumously in the name of Congress The Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry & intrepidity in . . . — Map (db m8711) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — McCald BuildingCirca 1925
On this site was an early firehall. Current structure was built as City Hall housing city offices, Police Dept., and the jail, all of which remained until the mid 40s. Oregon City Beauty School occupied main floor and basement for 22 years. Jail . . . — Map (db m8747) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — McLoughlin HouseNational Historic Site
In the city he founded, in this house he built, lived Dr. John McLoughlin, 1846-57. He won enduring fame for his generous and humane aid to early American settlers in the Oregon Country, as Chief Factor and Superintendent of the Hudson’s Bay . . . — Map (db m8693) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — OK Barber Shop
Built by Ed Johnson as a full service barber shop with 4 chairs and bathing facilities. Basement still has massive brick boiler for hot water originally fired by sawdust from local mill. Converted to restaurant in 1986. — Map (db m8746) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — M11 — Oregon CityOregon History
Oregon City - supply point for pioneer emigrants was first located as a claim by Dr. John McLoughlin in 1829. The first provisional legislature of the Oregon Country was held here in 1843 and land and tax laws formulated. Oregon City was the capital . . . — Map (db m8700) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — M12 — Oregon City FallsOregon History
Oregon City - once known as Willamette Falls - was early the site of an Indian salmon fishing village. The falls furnished the power for a lumber mill which began operation in 1842. A flour mill in 1844. A woolen mill in 1864 and the first paper . . . — Map (db m8713) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Peter Skene Ogden House
400 feet south of this marker stood the home of Peter Skene Ogden Chief Factor of Hudson's Bay Co. and rescuer of the survivors of the Whitman Massacre. — Map (db m8714) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Veterans Memorial BuildingClackamas County
In memory of all who gave their lives for the preservation of American Freedom Spanish American War World War I World War II Harold L. Adams • Harold D. Alt • Alfred W. Anderson • Harold A. Anderson • Robert C. Baker • Herman v. . . . — Map (db m13264) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Sandy — The Vietnam MonumentNever to be Forgotten
[Marker on Monument's front]: In memory of veterans who served in all wars "Never to be Forgotten" Donated to the City of Sandy, Oregon and dedicated on November 11, 1987 by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United . . . — Map (db m8573) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Viola — Historic Viola SchoolViola Pioneer Cemetery
District #14           Built - 1894 — Map (db m8744) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Viola — Original Stash
Geocaching.com Original Stash First Geocache placed here. May 3, 2000 N 45° 17.460 W 122° 24.800 — Map (db m3121) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), West Linn — M15 — Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857Oregon History
Chief factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, philanthropist, and founder of Oregon City. The land on the east bank of the Willamette River at the falls was claimed by Dr. McLoughlin and the Hudson’s Bay Co. in 1828-29. First called . . . — Map (db m8669) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), West Linn — M16 — George AbernethyOregon History
From 1845 to 1849, George Abernethy was the first Provisional Governor of the Oregon Country, which extended from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains and from California to Northern British Columbia. After arriving in Oregon in 1840 as part of . . . — Map (db m8670) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), West Linn — M14 — Willamette FallsOregon History
Was early the site of an Indian salmon fishing village. The falls furnished the power for a lumber mill which began operation in 1842, a flour mill in 1844, a woolen mill in 1864 and the first paper mill in the Pacific Northwest in 1867. The first . . . — Map (db m8668) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), West Linn — M13 — Willamette Falls LocksOregon History
Still in use below this point-were opened on New Years Day, 1873, when the steamer Maria Wilkins became the first vessel to navigate up the west end of Willamette Falls. Farming and shipping interests had long sought to eliminate expensive portages . . . — Map (db m8667) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Willamette National Cemetery — King 56 Aircrew Memorial
In memory of the 304th Rescue Squadron aircrew members, who lost their lives on board aircraft King 56, while performing a training mission on the night of November 22, 1996. These men were Citizen Soldiers committed to the preservation of the . . . — Map (db m11977) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Wilsonville — Boone's Landing
Many of Oregon's early transportation routes resulted from the efforts of enterprising pioneers like the Boone family of Clackamas County. In 1846 Alphonso Boone, grandson of Daniel Boone, emigrated to Oregon via the Applegate Trail with his large . . . — Map (db m38396) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Wilsonville — Wilsonville Baseball
Baseball was a popular past time in Wilsonville during an era community baseball that ran around 1910 to 1930. The highlight was 1914, the year the Wilsonville Athletic Club won the state Championship. Regular Sunday play on this site was . . . — Map (db m76951) HM
Oregon (Columbia County), Deer Island — M1 — Deer IslandOregon History
Deer Island in the Columbia was named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition which stopped to dine here November 5, 1805 on its way down river. Homeward bound the explorers camped on the island on March 28,1806. Captain Clark recorded "This morning we . . . — Map (db m7981) HM
Oregon (Coos County), Bandon — Judah Parker County ParkEstablished 1957
In the year 1874 on this and adjoining property Captain Judah Parker and partners built and operated the first steam sawmill and steam tug on the Coquille River. A year later Captain Parker, with the assistance of the settlers and farmers . . . — Map (db m73228) HM
Oregon (Coos County), Coos Bay — Camp Cast-A-WayJanuary 2, 1852
To commemorate Camp Cast-A-Way January 2, 1852 First white settlement in what is now Coos County On the beach west of here the U.S. Transport Captain Lincoln was beached at high tide during a storm. The soldiers and crew built a . . . — Map (db m73227) HM
Oregon (Crook County), Prineville — Clues to a Volcanic Past
Stein's Pillar, 350 feet high and 120 feet wide, is a modern day clue to this area's ancient past. Around forty-four million years ago, avalanches of hot ash, pumice and volcanic dust flowing from local volcanic centers filled this ancient . . . — Map (db m64448) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Gold Beach — Mary D. Hume
In 1876 Mr. R.D. Hume of Astoria, Oregon, decided to move his commercial salmon fishing, processing and shipping business to the mouth of the Rogue River. Mr. Hume anticipated huge profits due to the large run of "King" Salmon which entered the . . . — Map (db m73202) HM
Oregon (Curry County), Port Orford — Wreck of the Cottoneva
On Feb. 10, 1937, winds over 74 M.P.H. caused the 190 foot steam schooner "Cottoneva" to run aground at Battle Rock. It was in port loading lumber. The captain and all 26 seamen were rescued by the Coast Guard crew using a breeches body. The . . . — Map (db m73203) HM
Oregon (Deschutes County), Bend — "The Westward Movement"Pilot Butte Park
Pilot Butte was a beacon for travelers. On a day sometime in the year 1813, and Indian lookout, from one of several tribes summering in this vicinity, might have “hiked the butte” and from here observed an exploration party . . . — Map (db m63090) HM
Oregon (Deschutes County), Bend — Lava Butte
Geologists say the volcanic activity of this area occurred less than 6000 years ago. Lava which exuded from the south side of this butte flowed to the west and blocked the Deschutes River, deflecting it from its former channel. This formed the . . . — Map (db m68673) HM
Oregon (Deschutes County), Bend — Lava River Cave
(Marker #1) Welcome LAVA RIVER CAVE is one of Oregon's longest (5466 feet) uncollapsed lava tubes. About 100,000 years ago, this conduit carried 2000° F. (1100° C.) lava from an upslope vent to lower areas on the flanks of the Newberry . . . — Map (db m92909)
Oregon (Deschutes County), Bend — Oregon's Fabled "High Desert"Pilot Butte Park
This complex ecosystem nurtures a variety of plants and animals. Vast, sage-covered plains begin at the eastern foot of the Pilot Butte and stretch dramatically to the east and south. This is Oregon’s fabled “High Desert”. The . . . — Map (db m63094) HM
Oregon (Deschutes County), Bend — Some Lava Flows Build Their Own PipelinesNewberry National Volcanic Monument
You may already know about pipelines. Oil, water and gas, chemicals, medicine and food flow to us through pipes and tubes. Pipelines are a naturally efficient way to move fluid from one place to another. Nature constructs marvelous . . . — Map (db m92910)
Oregon (Deschutes County), Bend — The City of BendPilot Butte Park
In the beginning...there were old growth trees. The small community, first called Farewell Bend from the nearby big bend in the Deschutes River, could have been called “Pilot Butte” if the 1901 recommendation of Postmaster William . . . — Map (db m63089) HM
Oregon (Deschutes County), La Pine — A Special Place on the Planet
Where people lived near obsidian, their lives and cultures were transformed. They used and celebrated the glassy gift of volcanoes to manufacture tools, weapons, jewelry, sculptures, and ceremonial objects. To ancient Central American people, the . . . — Map (db m72437) HM
Oregon (Deschutes County), La Pine — Big Obsidian Flow
The furnaces of the earth brought spectacular change to this land 1300 years ago. A new, rough, glassy environment offered a harsh home for the heartiest plants and animals. Past cultures prized the shiny black rock for their survival. Today, the . . . — Map (db m72434)
Oregon (Deschutes County), La Pine — Glass Menagerie
The entire surface of this remarkable flow is glass, a liquid that cooled without crystallizing. The striking differences you see from rock to rock are due to the number and size of bubbles. Why is everything glass? Whether natural or . . . — Map (db m72435)
Oregon (Deschutes County), La Pine — The Eruption
First came a violent eruption of pumice and ash. Then glassy lava oozed from the ground. (Graphic Index) 1 Magma Chamber From deep hot regions, liquid rock called magma accumulated in a chamber 2 to 4 miles (3 to 6 km) below the . . . — Map (db m72436)
Oregon (Deschutes County), Sisters — The Life of a Lake
You are standing on the shore of a lake that may seem old but in geologic terms was formed yesterday. Fish Lake continues to change, seasonally and through the decades. Around three thousand years ago an eruption of Nash Crater formed Fish Lake . . . — Map (db m70950)
Oregon (Deschutes County), Sisters — Time Traveler
Welcome to historic Fish Lake. Now a quiet and peaceful place, it was once filled with the hustle and bustle of people working and traveling across the Cascades. Nearby is the Fish Lake Remount Depot which has been in continuous use as a . . . — Map (db m62025) HM
Oregon (Deschutes County), Terrebonne — Peter Skene Ogden Park
Peter Skene Ogden was born at Quebec in 1794. He explored Central Oregon for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1825 and in December of that year discovered Crooked River not far from this spot. He died at Oregon City in 1854. Land for this park was . . . — Map (db m80487) HM
Oregon (Douglas County), Oakland — Historic Oakland
Established in 1851 by Dr. Dorsey S. Baker. The town moved to the present site in 1872 when the O&C Railroad reached this point. Alonzo F. Brown founded the new town. Fires destroyed the wooden buildings. The existing brick buildings were built in . . . — Map (db m99321) HM
Oregon (Douglas County), Oakland — The Cow CreeksA Tale of Strong Recovery
The story of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is a tale of perseverance and strong recovery in the face of great loss. Epidemics and hostilities with miners let to large population declines. The tribe entered into a treaty with the . . . — Map (db m99222) HM
Oregon (Douglas County), Oakland — The First Cabin in Douglas County
Dedicated to the memory of Rev. J.A. Cornwall and Family They built the First Immigrant Cabin in Douglas County near this site hence the name Cabin Creek The family wintered here in 1846     1847 Were saved from extreme want by . . . — Map (db m99269) HM
Oregon (Douglas County), Roseburg — The Mill-Pine Historic Neighborhood District
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1985 The Mill-Pine neighborhood grew out of a need for housing close to the railroad. The Oregon-California railroad line was completed from Portland to Roseburg in 1872 and on to Ashland in . . . — Map (db m99323) HM
Oregon (Gilliam County), Arlington — This Marks the Crossing of the Old Oregon TrailUsed by Pioneers and Settlers of the Oregon Territory — This Marker in Honor of W.W. Weatherford 1844 - 1926
Who followed this route across the plains at the age of 17 driving oxen and walking barefoot. He later settled on Shuttler Flat five miles south of this marker and was the first to engage in wheat farming in Gilliam County — Map (db m101983) HM
Oregon (Grant County), Bates — The Oxbow Conservation Area
There are five markers describing the area Marker 1: A history of human interaction with the land From tribal use to ranching, gold mining, and ecological restoration, the land that is now the Oxbow Conservation Area . . . — Map (db m107488) HM
Oregon (Grant County), Canyon City — As told by an old timerBoot Hill Cemetery in Canyon City
There are four graves, that of two women and two men. We do not have records of their time of passing, their names, or their individual location within this enclosure, but assume it to be during the gold rush days of 1862-1880. We also do not know . . . — Map (db m107538) HM
Oregon (Grant County), Canyon City — Canyon City Mural
Gold was discovered on Whiskey Flat in June, 1862; Canyon City quickly grew and became the County Seat by 1864. Scenes and Characters from the early years come alive in this 1996 mural by Larry Kangas. This colorful history is celebrated at "62 . . . — Map (db m96719) HM
Oregon (Grant County), Canyon City — St Thomas Episcopal ChurchNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior — Map (db m106916) HM
Oregon (Grant County), Canyon City — Welcome To Canyon CityGold Discovered Here In 1862
In June 1862, a company of miners from northern California were heading east over the Strawberry Mountain Range, when one of the men discovered gold on Whiskey Flat, half a mile south of here. Miners from all over the area flocked into the area, and . . . — Map (db m96722) HM
Oregon (Grant County), Dayville — Picture Gorge BasaltsJohn Day Fossil Beds National Monument
The dark layers of Picture Gorge were formed from seventeen distinct floods of lava flowing from nearby cracks in the earth. These basalt flows joined with others covering much of eastern Washington and Oregon, and northern Idaho, beginning about 16 . . . — Map (db m71521)
Oregon (Grant County), Granite — Granite, Oregon / Leaving Granite
Side A: Granite, Oregon Albert G. Tabor first struck gold just below the town of Granite on the Fourth of July, 1862. Tabor named his claim the Independence since his strike was made on Independence Day, and the town that sprang up . . . — Map (db m106791) HM
Oregon (Grant County), John Day — Civilian Conservation CorpsMalheur National Forest
The CCC was created in 1933 to provide young men useful work during the Depression. Camp Canyon Creek (Company 1231) was established in 1937. The CCC built numerous facilities such as District offices, the John Day Compound, fire guard stations, . . . — Map (db m107548) HM
Oregon (Grant County), John Day — John Day/Canyon City
The mining camp town of Canyon City sprang up soon after the discovery of gold in Canyon Creek in 1861 (Note: actually June of 1862). When Grant County was formed in 1864 Canyon City became the county seat. Meanwhile, "Lower Town" . . . — Map (db m107547) HM
Oregon (Grant County), John Day — The Adventist Christian Church
Upper Marker: This church was built in the late 1890s by an Advent Christian minister. Dedicated in 1900 it was used for worship until the 1930s. After this congregation disbanded, the church was vacant for several years. During the . . . — Map (db m107546) HM
Oregon (Grant County), John Day — Welcome to Kam Wah Chung
Wlcome to Kam Wah Chung In 1890 you would be standing in the middle of a bustling Chinatown.Businesses and homes all around you, the temple in front, and Kam Wah Chung- the core of the community- would be to your left. Why is it the only . . . — Map (db m107442) HM
Oregon (Grant County), John Day — Welcome to Magone Lake
Elevation 5000 feet Surface 50 acres Depth 98 feet. Magone Lake was formed in the early 1800s by a landslide which dammed Lake Creek. Notice the tilted trees which rode down with the slide. The lake was named for "Major" Magone and . . . — Map (db m107489) HM
Oregon (Grant County), Prairie City — Sumpter Valley Railroad Hiking TrailDixie Pass interpretive site
Imagine the American Indians first creating trails through these mountains hundreds of years ago. Later, in 1825 and 1826, Hudson Bay Fur Company trappers, led by Peter Skeene Ogden, crossed this very pass. In 1862 more people made this difficult . . . — Map (db m107101) HM
Oregon (Harney County), Burns — Fort HarneyOregon History
Fort Harney, on the former Malheur Indian Reservation, was named for Gen. Wm. S. Harney, who took command of the Military Department of Oregon, Sept. 13, 1858. The fort was established Aug. 10, 1867, and became a permanent Military Post. By order of . . . — Map (db m63026) HM
Oregon (Harney County), Burns — The Terrible TrailOregon History
Weary Oregon Trail emigrants, eager to ease travel or gain mileage, often attempted cutoffs and shortcuts. While many of these alternate routes proved successful, others did not--they became roads to ruin for some and the end of the trail for . . . — Map (db m63032) HM
Oregon (Hood River County), Cascade Locks — Bradford Island FishwayFish Ladder at Bonneville Dam
Migrating fish are attracted to large flows of water coming from the Bonneville Dam. To take advantage of this natural reaction, fish-collection facilities are placed along the face of the powerhouse and at each end of the spillway dam. These . . . — Map (db m92686) HM
Oregon (Hood River County), Cascade Locks — Sturgeon HabitatBonneville Hatchery
Sturgeon range throughout the Columbia River system, however the construction of Bonneville Dam and the other dams upstream blocked sturgeon migration. Sturgeon, unlike salmon, do not use fish ladders. Sturgeon below Bonneville Dam travel up and . . . — Map (db m92687) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — Citizens Banking and Trust Company Building No. 2 1910
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Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — Enders Building No. 1, 1914
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Oregon (Jackson County), Ashland — The Whittle Garage
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Paces by the Unted States Department of the Interior the Whittle Garage 1925 — Map (db m96028) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Gold Hill — City of Gold Hill
Gold discovered on hill across Rogue River in 1860. Land for Gold Hill donated by Thomas & Rose Chavner in 1884. Railroad built in 1887. Town Inc. Feb. 12, 1895. First school in Methodist Church in 1889. Electricity came from Gold Rey Dam in 1904. . . . — Map (db m99286) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Gold Hill — Rock Point HotelStage Stop and Telegraph Office
J.B. White founded the small Community of Rock Point in the early 1850's. John fought in the Rouge Indian Wars. In exchange for his service he received land, and developed a homestead on the north side of the stage road. The land was sold to L. J. . . . — Map (db m99258) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Gold Hill — Rock Point, Oregon
The town of Rock Point, Oregon was est. 1852 by JB White   Pop. 200. Stage coach stop. Post office. Store   Blacksmithshop. — Map (db m99265) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Gold Hill — The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls
The Takelma, which means "People of the River," had a village here. According to legend, Ti'lomikh (Te lo meekh) is where Daldal, the Great Dragonfly, brought the Salmon Ceremony. Although the date of the first ceremony is unknown, the People of the . . . — Map (db m99316) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Gold Hill — The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls
The Takelma, which means "People of the River," had a village here. According to legend, Ti'lomikh (Te lo meekh) is where Daldal, the Great Dragonfly, brought the Salmon Ceremony. Although the date of the first ceremony is unknown, the People of the . . . — Map (db m99319) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Catholic Rectory
Built in 1866 as a one room schoolhouse for Catholic boys, it became the rectory for Father F.X. Blanchet in 1870. An addition was built in 1891. St. Joseph's Catholic Church became a mission of Medford in 1908 the rectory became a private . . . — Map (db m91767) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — City Hall
The City Hall was built 1880-81 at a cost of $2500.00, which included the price of the land. A meeting hall for the town's Board of Trustees, and office area for the town recorder, two jail cells, and accommodations for fire fighting equipment were . . . — Map (db m91781) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Methodist Episcopal ChurchJacksonville, Oregon
Dedicated the first Sunday in January, 1855 First church built in Rogue River Valley Tablet placed by Crater Lake Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1932 — Map (db m91766) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Rich GulchGold First Found Here 1851
Gold found here in 1851 by James Cluggage John R. Poole — Map (db m12617) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Jacksonville — Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot1891 • 1925
This is the site of the depot of the Rogue River Valley Railroad which ran from Medford to Jacksonville Siskiyou Pioneer Sites Foundation Medford, Oregon — Map (db m91772) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Medford — Cuthbert BuildingHistoric Renovation Award 2006
The Cuthbert Building, constructed in 1910, was built by the Big Bend Milling Company. Franklin Cuthbert's furniture originally occupied the building. The building has housed a series of department stores. In 1920, the Golden Rule Mercantile Co., a . . . — Map (db m92072) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Pinehurst — Crossing the Siskiyous
Applegate Trail emigrants required up to four days to travel from the Klamath River over the Cascades and Siskiyous to the Rouge River valley. The journey may have challenged those with healthy oxen, but it was a devastating trail for those whose . . . — Map (db m88403) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Pinehurst — Historic Applegate TrailTub Springs
In July 1846 Jesse Applegate, Levi Scott and thirteen others known as "The South Road Party" located this pioneer trail. It was used by the emigrants traveling from Fort Hall on the Oregon Trail to the Rogue River and Willamette Valleys between . . . — Map (db m88005) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Pinehurst — The Applegate TrailTub Springs
Southern Route to Oregon In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous . . . — Map (db m88017) HM
Oregon (Jefferson County), Terrebonne — A Bridge for the New Millenium
Throughout the 20th century, traffic increased dramatically on US Highway 97 - from a few vihicles per day in the 1920's to over 8,000 by the 1990's! After 70 years, the Crooked River (High) Bridge (1926) though still structurally sound was unable . . . — Map (db m80488) HM
Oregon (Jefferson County), Terrebonne — Peter Skene OgdenOregon History
This park is named for Peter Skene Ogden, 1793-1854. In the fall of 1825, Ogden led a Hudston's Bay Company trapping party on the first recorded journey into central Oregon, crossing the country to the north and east into the Crooked River Valley . . . — Map (db m67889) HM
Oregon (Jefferson County), Terrebonne — The Crooked River (High) Bridge
Central Oregon's roads were primitive at best during the early 1900s. Until the 1920s, US Highway 97 was a collection of unpaved roads. Prior to construction of the Crooked River (High) Bridge in 1926, the only nearby crossing was a small, one-lane . . . — Map (db m67888) HM
Oregon (Jefferson County), Terrebonne — The Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge
The Oregon Trunk Railway Bridge, constructed in 1911, was the first structure to cross this spectacular gorge. Prior to construction the only crossing of the Crooked River in this region was located about a mile upstream, where the canyon's sheer . . . — Map (db m80490) HM
Oregon (Jefferson County), Warm Springs — Indian TrailsOregon History
An ancient trail passed through here as part of an extensive Indian trade network linking peoples of the Northern Great Basin and Columbia Plateau to those living west of the Cascades. Obsidian, bear grass, and slaves were transported over these . . . — Map (db m36498) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Cave Junction — Oregon Caves National Monument
Upper plaque: National Monument Set aside by President Taft July 12, 1909 Lower plaque: Department of the Interior National Park Service Regulations require that all persons entering . . . — Map (db m63167) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Grants Pass — The First Brick Building in Grants Pass
Erected by Charles A. Wing in 1949, upon the site of the first brick building in Grants Pass, which was constructed by John W. Howard in 1886. — Map (db m91926) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Grants Pass — The Perkinsville Ferry
Joel Perkins was an ambitious young man looking for riches. Perkins arrived in Oregon in 1844 at the age of 23 with his mother, father, and four siblings. In 1851 Joel followed wagon tracks from the Willamette Valley to one of the best spots to . . . — Map (db m100215) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Kerby — Kerby(ville) 1850's to Present
In 1854, Mr. James Kerby obtained first donation land claim in what became Kerbyville. Nearby gold fields attracted many miners and the town became a center of commerce. Mr. Kerby became the first postmaster in September 1855 when the Kerbyville . . . — Map (db m105285) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Selma — Fort Hay
This fortified ranch was a donation land claim filed by Wm. B. Hay in 1854. It was attacked by 200 Takelma Indians on March 23, 1856. A battle including hand-to-hand combat raged into the night. The hostiles withdrew in the morning and . . . — Map (db m91942) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Sunny Valley — Grave Creek Ranch1851 - 1918 — Grave Creek Covered Bridge Historical Site
This covered bridge is the one remaining covered bridge in Josephine County. It was constructed by Elmer J. Nelson in 1920 as part of the new Pacific Highway project at a cost of $21,128.65. It was built on Josephine County’s first donation land . . . — Map (db m63153) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — The Applegate TrailSouthern Route to Oregon
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Williamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous “last leg” of the Oregon . . . — Map (db m63155) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Wolf Creek — Wolf Creek TavernWolf Creek Inn
Wolf Creek Tavern was built c. 1883 by Henry Smith, a highly successful and influential local entrepreneur. The establishment of the hotel, mercantile and post office occurred at the time the Oregon and California Railroad was being completed in . . . — Map (db m47204) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Chiloquin — Collier Memorial Logging Museum
From Bull-teams To Helicopters, From Misery Whips To Chainsaws And Tree Harvesting Machines, From Water-powered Circular Saws To Automatic Laser-guided Bandsaw Mills, Logging Was Oregon's First Industry And Remains One Of Our Most Important. At No . . . — Map (db m100216) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Crater Lake — After the CollapseMount Mazama — Crater Lake National Park
About 6,800 years ago, at the climax of a series of dramatic eruptions, the top of Mt. Mazama collapsed. Left behind was the huge crater, or caldera, you see today. But before the caldera filled with water, there were more eruptions. The . . . — Map (db m63122) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Crater Lake — Before the CollapseMount Mazama — Crater Lake National Park
When Mt. Mazama collapsed about 6,800 years ago, it left behind evidences of its former self. Like X-ray photos the steep caldera walls reveal the interior of Mt. Mazama before its fall. From this point several pre-collapse volcanic features can be . . . — Map (db m63119) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Crater Lake — Glacial ValleysCrater Lake National Park
The collapsed volcano that now holds Crater Lake once stood more than a mile (1.6 km) above the present lake level. Called Mt. Mazama, this massive mountain of overlapping cones was high enough to support a cap of snow all year. During the Ice Age, . . . — Map (db m62081) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Cresent — Pumice Desert
The pumice deposits you are now standing on are the product of Mt. Mazama, an explosive volcano that collapsed to form the Crater Lake caldera. Mazama stood about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of here (to your left). About 7,700 years ago Mt. Mazama . . . — Map (db m63116) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — Fort Klamath Military Cemetery Memorial
Fort Klamath These 58 soldiers and associates were buried in this cemetery, including 22 casualties of the Modoc War. In 1890, after the fort was abandoned, the remains were exhumed and laid to rest at the Presidio in San Francisco. Pvt. . . . — Map (db m91782) HM WM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — Ft. Klamath Frontier Post
Established for the promotion of peaceful relationships between the Indians and the early settlers by the Oregon Volunteer Calvary in 1863. The post was abandoned by the United States Army in 1890. Now preserved as a Klamath County Park for . . . — Map (db m100288) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — Site of Fort KlamathEstablished 1863 — Abandoned 1889
Soldiers were stationed here for protection of settlers and travelers in early days — Map (db m100282) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — The First Sawmill
The first sawmill present in Klamath County was erected near this site on Fort Creek in 1863 by the U.S. Army. — Map (db m100287) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — The Town of Fort Klamath
Platted in 1902. Became the business and social center in Wood River Valley following closing of the military fort in 1890 — Map (db m100290) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Fort Klamath — UMC Indian MissionEst 1876
Built in part with lumber from abandoned post at Fort Klamath. First pastor - Rev. J. H. Roork. First board - Lisa and Alec Wilson, David Hill and Seldon Kirk. — Map (db m100279) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — "Robber's Rock."
Several stages were held-up in this vicinity near the Foot of Topsy Grade. Frain School just to the north. — Map (db m100333) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Applegate Trail
The first emigrant train over the "Southern Route," including more than fifty wagons under the leadership of Captain Levi Scott and David Goff, left the Oregon Trail at Fall Creek or Raft River, on the Snake River, August 10, 1846. The Klamath River . . . — Map (db m88002) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-55 — Bear ValleyApplegate Trail 1847
Bear Valley Applegate Trail 1847 — Map (db m100323) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Freight and Stage Road
All freight and passengers between Pokegama and Klamath Falls transported over this road from 1903 to 1909. — Map (db m100336) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Kerwin Ranch1875-1903
A wayside stopping place on the Topsy Road between Yreka - Ager and Linkville (Klamath Falls). — Map (db m100335) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Topsy Station1875-1903
A post office, stage and freight stop on the Topsy Road between Yreka-Ager and Klamath-Butte Valleys. — Map (db m100326) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — Weyerhaeuser Camp 4
A logging camp located near Long Prairie and Meadow 1934 - 1954 — Map (db m100337) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Keno — A-54 — Whittle's Ferry Site
Below present bridge First Applegate Trail ford - 1846 One mile below bridge — Map (db m100294) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Denny Creek
Here John C. Fremont camped on his second journey of exploration in May of 1846, was attacked by Indians and lost three men for one of whom he named the stream — Map (db m100269) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — EulalonaIndian Village
A Populous Settlement On Both Sides Of The River Before The White Man's Era — Map (db m100205) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — George Nurse (In Memory of)June 4, 1820-November 26, 1895 — Founder and Benefactor of Linkville - (Klamath Falls)
Rafted lumber down Upper Klamath Lake and built first buildings on this site, 1867. Registered first official plat of town, 1878. Was Linkville's first hotel keeper, postmaster, and livery stable operator. Gave building lots to people who . . . — Map (db m100206) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Klamath County's First White Settler
Wendolen Nus occupied this site in 1866-1867. Nus was a civilian casualty at the beginning of the Modoc War — Map (db m100292) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Locomotive 2579
Locomotive #2579 is a typical example of over 350 small steam locomotives called “Consolidations” that were used by the Southern Pacific Railroad from the early 1900s well into the 1950s. During their time she and her sisters were . . . — Map (db m99216) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Lost River Gap and Ford
Used by Indians; by Hudson's Bay trappers; by covered wagons; by Fremont 1846; by railroad survey party 1855; by soldiers at Fort Klamath. Site of the Modoc Indian conference in hope of averting war with that tribe; of the first water wheel; of the . . . — Map (db m100223) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Marion Apartments
Established as a premiere apartment building, the Marion opened its doors in 1928. The property is listed in Salem, Oregon with the state historical society. It was designed by a San Francisco based architect, and built by a contractor also from . . . — Map (db m100263) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Merganser
Pioneer village founded in 1870. A rival town of Linkville and the first platted in Klamath County. Named after the merganser ducks on Klamath River. A bridge-crossing made it an important trade route. The town served as a settler defense rendezvous . . . — Map (db m100201) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Merganser
Location of a rival town to Linkville. Founded in 1870. Out of existence by 1880. — Map (db m100202) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake
This is Oregon's largest body of water, about 90,000 acres. Indians inhabiting its shores ("People of the Lake") lived well on wild fowl, fish and wocus seeds. The first known white visitors (1825-26) were Hudson's Bay trappers under Tom McKay and . . . — Map (db m100204) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Pioneer Furtrader
Martin R. Frain born December 17, 1832 in New York, came west in 1850, arrived in Oregon Territory April 30, 1857 crossed Link river and camped under a ledge nearby. Established the first Trading Post at the present area of Payne Alley and Main . . . — Map (db m100207) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m79277) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Stukel Ranch1868
First ranch east of Linkville- stopover place for travelers. — Map (db m100293) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — This Marks the Road to Topsy Grade
In 1846, first crossed the Applegate Trail. The Southern Wagon Road and Topsy Road made original junction. An Indian Trail, at first; then the Soldiers traversed these roads and in 1863, the Pony Express Trail was used to carry messages from Fort . . . — Map (db m100225) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Van Brimmer Cabin 1864-1928
Originally built as a milkhouse straddling willow creek, this structure was located on the Van Brimmer Ranch, west of Tulelake, California, 13 miles from the Modoc Stronghold, Lava Beds. During the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73, the cabin was . . . — Map (db m100265) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Klamath Falls — Whitlock House
This building was erected as a residence in 1927 by then property owner Earl Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock, who moved to Klamath Falls in 1905, was a local mortician and the Klamath County Coroner from 1909-1932. H.E. Roskamp was the general contractor, . . . — Map (db m100262) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Rocky Point — Crystal Recreation Area
Site of original Crystal School established in 1893 by D. G. Brown. Developed as a recreational area by the Winema National Forest and Klamath County Park board. — Map (db m100291) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — Applegate TrailKlamath County
Southern Route to Oregon In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous . . . — Map (db m87946) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — Resolving the Oregon Question
Four years after the end of the War of 1812, Great Britain and the United States agreed their citizens could trade in Oregon country without prejudice to either nation's claim. Both countries strived for that extra influence which could blossom into . . . — Map (db m87953) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — The 42nd Parallel
Five panels, one each for Spain, Great Britain, Russia, the United States and Mexico, outline each country's claim to the Oregon territory. Spain Vasco Nunez de Balboa first saw the Pacific Ocean in Sept. 1513. Until . . . — Map (db m87958) HM
Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — Western International HistoryApplegate Trail
A party of 15 men, styled the South Road Expedition, as led by Capt. Levi Scott, Jesse Applegate, and David Goff, crossed the 42nd parallel on late July 4, 1846. It was blazing a road on which to lead Americans from harm, free of the impending war . . . — Map (db m87945) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — Cottage Grove Historical Museum1897 - 1983
Erected as a Roman Catholic church Stained glass windows from Italy Placed by Calapooya Chapter DAR — Map (db m99271) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — The Centennial Bridge
The Centennial Bridge was built in 1987 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cottage Grove. It was built by volunteers with recycled timbers from the Brumbaugh and Meadows bridges, and paid for with donations. Its Howe truss spans 84' and rests on . . . — Map (db m99285) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Ellis F. LawrenceHope Abbey Mausoleum Architect
During the first half of the 20th century, Ellis Fuller Lawrence was one of Oregon's foremost architects. In 1914, he became the founder and first dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. During his 32 year . . . — Map (db m99251) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Granite Glacial Erratic
A rock or boulder carried from its original source by an act of nature is called an erratic. This granite erratic was deposited near Harrisburg, Oregon about 12,000 years ago. Geologists say it was carried there by an iceberg during the . . . — Map (db m99224) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Patterson Home Site / Animal House
Site of the home of A.W. and Amanda Patterson. He was a pioneer Lane County doctor and surveyor who plotted a greater part of Eugene. In 1853, Patterson was also a member of the Oregon Legislature and was instrumental in establishing the University . . . — Map (db m99248) HM

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