Jordan Valley in Malheur County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Skinner's Toll Road
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.)
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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 69 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.