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

Boone’s Landing

 
 
Boone's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 4, 2018
1. Boone's Landing Marker
Inscription.  Many of Oregon’s early transportation routes resulted from the efforts of enterprising pioneers like the Boone family of Clackamas County. In 1846 Alphonso Boone, grandson of Daniel Boone, emigrated to Oregon via the Applegate Trail with his large family. By 1847, using local Tuality Indians as oarsmen, they established Boone’s Ferry near this marker. The thriving community of Boone’s Landing, genesis of Wilsonville, quickly sprang up on the river’s north shore. The same year, eldest son Jesse began clearing a path, called Boone’s Ferry Road, connecting Portland with Salem. Nearly 100 years later Interstate 5 was laid parallel to the original roadway.

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
Wide view of the Boone's Landing Marker [Missing] image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
2. Wide view of the Boone's Landing Marker [Missing]
Department of Transportation and Oregon Travel Information Council.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & 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.)
 
Boone's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 4, 2018
3. Boone's Landing Marker
The route of the Boone's Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
4. The route of the Boone's Ferry
Looking from the site of Boone's Ferry on the north shore of the Willamette River to the Aurora landing on the other shore.
Tauchman House (1900) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
5. Tauchman House (1900)
The home to many of the Boone's Ferry owners and ferry masters. Also served as the Wilsonville City Hall, before being restored as the center piece of Boone's Ferry Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   2. submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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