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Jordan Valley in Malheur County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Skinner's Toll Road

 
 
Skinner's Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
1. Skinner's Toll Road Marker
Inscription. extended from mouth of Jordan Creek to Silver City. Franchised in 1866 the road ran to the east from here. Part of U.S. 95 west of Jordan Valley lies on old road-bed.
 
Erected by Malheur County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 58.395′ N, 117° 2.954′ W. Marker is in Jordan Valley, Oregon, in Malheur County. Marker is on Yturri Boulevard near Somerville Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Yturri Boulevard, Jordan Valley OR 97910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Making Jordan Valley Home (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Skinner Toll Road --. No one had yet invented the slip or the fresno, and Skinner and Company built their roads by hand. Though the press reported at this time that the demand for horse-and ox-teams greatly exceeded the supply, Skinner had his own oxen, which he pastured in the meadow along the right of way. In spite of the rough terrain, there were many stretches where construction consisted only in dragging a heavy timber along a slope, breaking down the sage, and rolling the lava out of the way. (Submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Skinner's Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
2. Skinner's Toll Road Marker
 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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