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Port Orford in Curry County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Battle Rock City Park

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 29, 2021
1. Battle Rock City Park Marker
Inscription.  Battle Rock City Park has been dedicated in memory of the ancient people (Dene Tsut Dah) and the pioneer founders of this townsite. In 1850, the U.S. Congress passed the Oregon Donation Land Act. This act allowed white settlers to file claims on Indian land in western Oregon although no Indian nation had signed a single treaty. Capt. William Tichenor of the steamship Sea Gull landed nine men on June 9, 1851, for the purpose of establishing a white settlement. This resulted in deadly conflict between the two cultures. For two weeks the nine were besieged on the island now called Battle Rock. Under cover of darkness, the party escaped north to Umpqua City. In July, Capt. Tichenor again arrived with a well-armed party of seventy men and established the settlement now called Port Orford. Later, Tichenor became a permanent resident after his retirement from the sea.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 9, 1851.
 
Location. 42° 44.592′ N, 124° 29.571′ W. Marker
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 29, 2021
2. Battle Rock City Park Marker
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is in Port Orford, Oregon, in Curry County. Marker is at the intersection of Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101) and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east on Oregon Coast Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 Jefferson Street, Port Orford OR 97465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wreck of the Cottoneva (here, next to this marker); Battle Rock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oregon Beach Gold (approx. 5.4 miles away); Toward a New Century (approx. 7.2 miles away); We Have a River in Common (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lifeline to the Past (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lifeline to the Past (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Pioneer Will ... and the Pioneer Way (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Orford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Nov. 29, 2021