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

Wm. Keil and Company

Built in 1874

 
 
Wm. Keil and Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. Wm. Keil and Company Marker
Inscription.  Used as a general store. Wm. Keil and Company catered to the trade of some of the mid-valley's best known pioneers by cash or barter.
 
Erected by Aurora Colony Historical Society. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 13.887′ N, 122° 45.366′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street NorthEast and 2nd Street NorthEast, on the right when traveling south on Main Street NorthEast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21581 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 (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); Grove of the States (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tauchman House
Wm. Keil and Company Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. Wm. Keil and Company Store and Marker
The marker is on the far right near the column with a flag on it.
(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 Wm. Keil and Company. 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 95 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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