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Lake Oswego in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Old Town

 
 
Old Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2018
1. Old Town Marker
Inscription.  Albert Alonzo Durham filed the first donation land claim here in 1850, naming the place Oswego after his New York home town. In 1864 John Corse Trullinger bought Durham's sawmill on Sucker Creek, and in 1866 this 87-acre portion of land, Trullinger filed the plat of Oswego in 1867 and named the streets for then notable local citizens and institutions, and also its founder, Durham.

Wilbur, Leonard, Ladd and Green Streets were named for men who played prominent roles in the development of Oswego's iron industry, Church Street was named for the Episcopal Church which had a boy's school in the area, and Furnace Street marked the road following the river leading to the iron works.
 
Erected 2002 by Old Town Neighborhood Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 45° 24.77′ N, 122° 39.747′ W. Marker is in Lake Oswego, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilbur Street and Durham Street, on the right when traveling east on Wilbur Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Oswego OR 97034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Rogers House - 1929 (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron Company Worker's Cottage (within

Old Town Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2018
2. Old Town Marker - Wide View
shouting distance of this marker); Lakewood School - 1928 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Street (about 700 feet away); Salamander (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oswego Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First People (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lower Oswego Creek Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Oswego.
 
Also see . . .  A brief history of our city... (Lake Oswego Public Library). (Submitted on May 7, 2018.)
 
Map of Lake Oswego Old Town historic sites and markers image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2018
3. Map of Lake Oswego Old Town historic sites and markers
Adjacent to the marker is a map of Old Town and the markers installed by the Old Town Neighborhood Association.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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