Jacksonville in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
On March 22, 1862, the day of his son Emil's birth, Peter Britt planted this giant sequoia by his home. Britt was a pioneer photographer, skilled horticulturist, and leader in Southern Oregon's lucrative fruit industry. From its vantage point, this majestic tree has witnessed the unfolding of Jacksonville's rich history -- the gold rush prosperity of the mid 1800s, the decline at the turn of the century and the current restoration and revitalization.
Planted in: 1862
Oregon Heritage Tree
Erected 1998 by Oregon Travel Experience.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1862.
Location. 42° 18.9′ N, 122° 58.297′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from East California Street (Oregon Route 238). Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Britt: A Passion for His Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Britt: Man of Culture and Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); The Britt House: Simple Frame to Cottage Gothic (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Undermining the Great Depression (about 500 feet away); History Right Here - Going for the Gold (about 600 feet away); History Right Here - Furniture Fabrication (about 600 feet away); World War II Three Trees Memorial (about 600 feet away); Jacksonville’s Rogue River Valley Railway 1891-1925 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
More about this marker. Marker and tree are located along a dirt trail within the historic Britt Gardens
Also see . . . Oregon Travel Experience - Britt Sequoia. (Submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.