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Gold Beach in Curry County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

First Fish Hatchery in Oregon

 
 
First Fish Hatchery in Oregon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, August 18, 2018
1. First Fish Hatchery in Oregon Marker
Inscription.  
1877 .4 miles up this creek
R.D. Hume started the
first fish hatchery
in Oregon.

1906 Frank Colvin Mgr.
1.6 million fish released.

1926 The state took over the hatchery
1935 The state closed the hatchery
1939 Bob Knox bought the property
1982 The Knoxes rebuilt the hatchery
rearing ponds.
1982-87 Over 100,000 smolts released
each year
1988 Curry Anadromous Fishermen
took over
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 42° 25.701′ N, 124° 24.232′ W. Marker is in Gold Beach, Oregon, in Curry County. Marker is on Jerry Flat Road (Oregon Route 595), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gold Beach OR 97444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary D. Hume (approx. 0.8 miles away); Patterson Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gold Beach (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gold Beach Ranger Station
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(approx. 2 miles away); Cape San Sebastian (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker location is tucked in the NE corner of parking area under trees and not far from an interpretive display kiosk that highlights the nearby wetlands, fish hatchery and local salmon as part of the Rogue-Coquille Scenic Byway.
 
First Fish Hatchery in Oregon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, August 18, 2018
2. First Fish Hatchery in Oregon Marker
First Fish Hatchery in Oregon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, August 18, 2018
3. First Fish Hatchery in Oregon Marker
Marker looking towards parking area and road.
Daffodil survivors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, August 18, 2018
4. Daffodil survivors
A flower bed that makes up part of the marker/monument contains an inscription that reads, 'The daffodils are survivors of Knoxes bulb farm circa 1950'
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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