Near Port Orford in Curry County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
We Have a River in Common
They called the river and the village at its mouth "Sekwetse," according to Coquille and Siletz Tribal sources. Sekwetse means "shinny stick," a stick used in an Indian game similar to field hockey. When viewed from above, the river looks like a shinny stick.
Salmon were commercially fished here in the late 1800s and were cleaned in the Hughes slaughterhouse.
They also used the river for fishing, picnics, swimming (obscured). A favorite spot was "The Orchard Hole," (obscured) the family orchard. To this day, it remains a popular fishing spot. Farther upstream was a shallow area called "The Ford" where animals and equipment could be taken across safely.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 42° 50.481′ N, 124° 32.242′ W. Marker is near Port Orford, Oregon, in Curry County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91816 Cape Blanco Road, 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. Toward a New Century (here, next to this marker); Lifeline to the Past (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pioneer Will ... and the Pioneer Way (about 500 feet away); Building Community Cornerstones (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lifeline to the Past (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oregon Beach Gold (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battle Rock City Park (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wreck of the Cottoneva (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Orford.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.