West Linn in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience. (Marker Number M14.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 45° 21.105′ N, 122° 37.574′ W. Marker is in West Linn, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on Northbound Rest Area (Interstate 205), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Linn OR 97068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willamette Falls Locks (here, next to this marker); Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857 (a few steps from this marker); George Abernethy Canemah (approx. 0.4 miles away); Explosion of Steamer Gazelle (approx. half a mile away); Historic Canemah Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Dr. John McLoughlin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peter Skene Ogden House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Linn.
Regarding Willamette Falls. With a crest length of over 1/4 mile and a width of over 470 feet, it is by far the largest waterfall in the Northwest, a title which itself heralds attention. Regrettably the land on both sides of the river, immediately adjacent to the falls, is a prime industrial area, ruining the scenery around the falls. In the summer, most of the river gets diverted through the locks, which bypass the falls.
Also see . . .
1. Willamette Falls worth more than a quick highway stop. (Submitted on June 30, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Willamette Falls - Oregon Travel Experience Audio Tour. Welcome to the Oregon Travel Information Council's cell phone audio tour. Sculpted by immense natural forces, Oregon's majestic landscape (Submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Oregon Travel Experience - Willamette Falls. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on February 5, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.