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Aurora in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Aurora

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. Aurora Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Wilhelm Keil founded here a Christian co-operative colony patterned after his colony at Bethel, Missouri. Musicians of the settlement made it widely famous. After Dr. Keil's death in 1877 the communal enterprise was dissolved.
 
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 45° 13.886′ N, 122° 45.36′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker is on Main Street North East near Pacific Highway East (Oregon Route 99E), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21580 Main Street North East, Aurora OR 97002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wm. Keil and Company (here, next to this marker); Will-Snyder Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Octagonal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone's Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away);
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. Aurora Marker
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Grove of the States (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tauchman House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Boone’s Landing (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Bill Flynn’s Saloon (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in a small triangular park bounded by Main Street, Pacific Highway and Second Street.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Aurora. The official Oregon 'Beaver Board' website which promotes over 100 Oregon State Historical Markers. (Submitted on February 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Main Street, Aurora image. Click for full size.
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3. Main Street, Aurora
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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