Wilsonville in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Ferries crossed the Willamette River here for 107 years carrying thousands of horses, cows, buggies, automobiles, and pedestrians. Jesse Boone operated the ferry until his death in 1872. The State of Oregon assumed control of the ferry during the early 1900’s, and by the 1950’s, a cable-drawn vessel carried up to 12 cars per crossing. Boone's Ferry was decommissioned in 1954, shortly after completion of the Boone Bridge.
Erected 1998 by Oregon
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards series list.
Location. 45° 17.658′ N, 122° 46.495′ W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of SW Boones Ferry Road and SW Tauchmann Street. The marker is located on the southern edge of the Boones Ferry Park parking lot in front of the Tauchman House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31240 SW Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville OR 97070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tauchman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bill Flynn’s Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norris Young Machine Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cottage Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Drug Store and Lodge Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Train Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); The “Old Church” (approx. half a mile away); Wilsonville Baseball (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilsonville.
Also see . . . Oregon Travel Experience - Boone's Landing. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
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