Near Cascadia in Linn County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
America's First Transcontinental Automobile Race
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1905.
Location. 44° 24.215′ N, 122° 22.79′ W. Marker is near Cascadia, Oregon, in Linn County. Marker is on Santiam Highway (U.S. 20) near Gorton Road (Santiam Wagon Road) (Route 2032), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cascadia OR 97329, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Santiam Wagon Road (here, next to this marker).
More about this marker. Santiam Wagon Road is on the opposite side of South Santiam River from the marker.
Also see . . . Old Scout and Old Steady -- Just A Car Guy blogspot
The descent was terrifying. The brakes on the Runabouts were little better than the ones on covered wagons. Like the pioneers, trees were cut and dragged behind, to add braking power. (Submitted on February 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.