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

Will-Snyder Store

Built in 1912

 
 
Will-Snyder Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. Will-Snyder Store Marker
Inscription.  Jonas Will and Andrew Snyder, children of Aurora Colony members, established this then modern mercantile store. Jonas had been an Aurora merchant since 1888. The families ran this business until the 1940's.
 
Erected by Aurora Colony Historical Society. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 13.904′ N, 122° 45.348′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street NorthEast and 2nd Street NorthEast, on the left when traveling south on Main Street NorthEast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21600 Main Street NorthEast, 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. Aurora (within shouting distance of this marker); Wm. Keil and Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Octagonal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone's Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grove of the States
Will-Snyder Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. Will-Snyder Store and Marker
(approx. 3.1 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.
 
Regarding Will-Snyder Store. The historical walking tour of Aurora, Emma Walk, is named for "Emma Wagner Giesy... the only woman sent west from Missouri with nine male scouts to find a new home for their 1850s German-American religious community. What they eventually establish is the only successful utopian colony to survive for more than twenty years west of the Mississippi."
 
 
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 86 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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