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Cave Junction in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

Fort Briggs

Fort Briggs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, December 10, 2017
1. Fort Briggs Marker
Inscription.  A refuge for white settlers during the Indian wars of 1855-1856 stood on this site. George E. Briggs took up a donation land claim in February 1854 and built a cabin of squared logs. he farmed and ran a freight packing operation in 1856. Briggs, then a state legislator, introduced the bill which formed Josephine county from a part of Jackson county. Fort Briggs burned to the ground in 1908.
Erected by Josephine County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 42° 7.961′ N, 123° 36.672′ W. Marker is in Cave Junction, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is on Holland Loop Rd, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cave Junction OR 97523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Triple Nickles (approx. 4.1 miles away); Smokejumper Tree (approx. 4.1 miles away); Kerby(ville) 1850's to Present
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(approx. 4.9 miles away); Oregon Caves National Monument (approx. 10.7 miles away); Fort Hay (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Also see . . .  Fort Briggs history. The website contains a photo of the cabin/fort and additional history. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
Additional keywords. Fort Indian settlement cabin Oregon
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 46 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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