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Salem in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Rev. Jason Lee

1803-1845

 
 
Rev. Jason Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2015
1. Rev. Jason Lee Marker
Inscription.  
First missionary
in Oregon
Colonizer
1834 — 1843

 
Erected 1953.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 56.298′ N, 123° 1.748′ W. Marker is in Salem, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Court Street Northeast and East Summer Street Northeast. Marker is located on the Oregon State Capitol grounds, near the northeast corner of the Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Court Street Northeast, Salem OR 97301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Column Segments (a few steps from this marker); Dr. John McLoughlin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Circuit Rider / Robert Booth Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Giant Sequoia (within shouting distance of this marker); Willamette University College of Medicine (about 300 feet away, measured
Rev. Jason Lee Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2015
2. Rev. Jason Lee Monument
in a direct line); Marking an Old Trail (about 600 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 600 feet away); T.G. Bligh Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jason Lee (Wikipedia). Jason Lee, also known as Reverend Jason Lee, is an outdoor bronze sculpture designed by Alexander Phimister Proctor, who died in 1950 when only the work's model was finished. His son Gifford MacGregor Proctor completed the sculpture between 1950 and 1953. The one installed on the grounds of the Oregon State Capitol is a duplicate of a bronze statue unveiled in the United States Capitol in 1952. (Submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Jason Lee's Mission to Oregon. In 1841 Jason Lee’s Indian Manual Training School was moved to its present location at Chemeketa, and the following year a school for the white population was started at Mission Mill in Salem. The Oregon Institute, as it was known, was the first school for white Americans established west of Missouri. It later grew to become Willamette University, the first college in the Oregon Territory.
Rev. Jason Lee Statue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2015
3. Rev. Jason Lee Statue
(Submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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