Oregon City in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
An emigrant of 1842, Medorem Crawford worked for nearly a decade hauling freight around Willamette Falls. He married in Oregon, served in the Provisional Government Legislature, and settled in 1855 in Yamhill County.
During the Civil War the U.S. Army withdrew its troops from posts along the Oregon Trail. Crawford organized the "Oregon Escort." a crew of armed young men. Subsidized by Congress at an average of $30,000 per year, the escort traveled with overland emigrants. Crawford led wagon trains in 1862, 1863, and 1864. He later collected taxes and customs duties. Crawford died in 1891
"Starting at 8 1/2 found my horse on the way, horid road, logs and mud holes." Medorem Crawford, Sandy River, Journal, September 26, 1842 (sic)
"On our left arises Mr. Hood with its snowy peak glistening in the sunbeams..." Medorem Crawford, Columbia Gorge, Journal, September 26, 1842 (sic)
Erected by End of the
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
Location. 45° 21.863′ N, 122° 35.679′ W. Marker is in Oregon City, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street near Abernethy Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City OR 97045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clackamas Chinook (here, next to this marker); Sidney W. Moss (here, next to this marker); Earthquakes and Mountain Fog (a few steps from this marker); Wagons (a few steps from this marker); Lot Whitcomb (a few steps from this marker); The Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Fishing At Tumwater (a few steps from this marker); To The Banks Of The Willamette (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oregon City.
More about this marker. This marker is located next to the End Of Oregon Trail Interpretive Center facing outward towards Abernethy Green.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.