Salem in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Circuit Rider / Robert Booth Memorial
Erected 1924 by Robert A. Booth.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 56.281′ N, 123° 1.72′ W. Marker is in Salem, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from Waverly Street Northeast south of Court Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south. Monument is located on the Oregon State Capitol grounds, along the walkway on the east side 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 Column Segments (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John McLoughlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Jason Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Giant Sequoia (within shouting distance of this marker); Willamette University College of Medicine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marking an Old Trail (about 700 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 800 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. One Of My Distant Ancestors Was An Oregon Missionary. Robert Booth was the first Methodist Circuit Rider in the Oregon Territory, sometime in the 1840s. He stands there, east of the capitol, on horseback, an open Bible in one hand, reins in the other. (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Circuit Rider (Wikipedia). The Circuit Rider is a bronze sculpture by Alexander Phimister Proctor. The 3.5-ton statue was cast by Roman Bronze Works in New York. It was originally sited at the west front of the old Capitol building, but was relocated during construction of the new Capitol building to face west, symbolizing the westward migration to Oregon. (Submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Heritage: Statue’s trip a head above the rest(Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.