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Grants Pass in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Perkinsville Ferry

 
 
The Perkinsville Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 29, 2014
1. The Perkinsville Ferry Marker
Inscription. Joel Perkins was an ambitious young man looking for riches. Perkins arrived in Oregon in 1844 at the age of 23 with his mother, father, and four siblings. In 1851 Joel followed wagon tracks from the Willamette Valley to one of the best spots to cross the Rogue River. This location is approximately one mile upstream from this marker, where Fruitdale Creek enters the Rogue River. Mr. Perkins established a ferry business and general store near this site. The Perkinsville Ferry was used by many traveling from the Willamette Valley area in search of gold. A settlement, Perkinsville, grew up along the banks of the Rogue River. Perkinsville and other settlements were abolished in favor of Grants Pass in 1885.
 
Erected 2010 by Umpqua Joe Outpst 1859 sponsoring Ch. Humbug 73 and Grants Pass Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 42° 25.87′ N, 123° 19.883′ W. Marker is in Grants Pass, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is on Southeast 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 980 SE 6th Street, Grants Pass OR 97526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Perkinsville Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 29, 2014
2. The Perkinsville Ferry Marker
At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The First Brick Building in Grants Pass (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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