Hillsboro in Washington County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Joseph L. Meek
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards series list.
Location. 45° 35.058′ N, 122° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro OR 97124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort William (approx. 8 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. 11.1 miles away); History of Scappoose (approx. 12.4 miles away); Route of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (approx. 12.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark on the Columbia (approx. 12.4 miles away); Thomas McKay (approx. 12.4 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located at a small turnout 'sandwiched' between NW Victory Lane and U.S. Highway 26.
Also see . . . Joseph L. Meek (1810-1875) - Oregon Encyclopedia. In 1866, Meek met Francis Fuller Victor, a well-known writer who recently had moved to St. Helens. Victor developed a fascination for Meek, who was locally renowned as a storyteller and hilarious orator. Supplementing Meek's own memoir with interviews, Victor's and Meek’s collaborative biography, The River of the West, was published in 1870. Victor crafted a gem of fur-trade historical literature, brimming with Meek’s tales of the beaver trade and delightful vignettes delivered in the unvarnished jargon of the mountain men. (Submitted on February 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.