Wilsonville in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
In the early days, the ferry boat transported passengers, wagons and livestock across the river. Ferry service was offered day and night. Customers would summon the ferry operator by ringing a bell from either side of the river. Later steamboats ushered in a bustling new era of commerce, docking at Wilsonville for fuel, passengers, mail, goods and produce.
Built in the 1870s, the building began as a two-room cabin. It was expanded in the early 1900s, becoming the residence of Capt. Emil Tauchman, who took over the ferry operation in 1909 and piloted the ferry for the next 30 years. Mrs. Tauchmanb planted the fir trees that now tower over the property.
The house was remodeled in 1948 and the property eventually sold to the city, becoming the community's first city park. Beginning in 1971, the building served for five years as Wilsonville's city hall.
Erected by Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society.
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Location. 45° 17.651′ N, 122° 46.471′ W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on South West Boones Ferry Road near South West Tauchman Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31240 South West Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville OR 97070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boone’s Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bill Flynn’s Saloon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cottage Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Norris Young Machine Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Drug Store and Lodge Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Train Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); The “Old Church” (approx. half a mile away); Wilsonville Baseball (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilsonville.
More about this marker. The house is located in Boones Ferry Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.