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Corvallis in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Site of the Earliest Boat Landing

Lower Town, Marysville, 1851

 
 
Site of the Earliest Boat Landing marker image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, August 21, 2017
1. Site of the Earliest Boat Landing marker
Inscription. Site of the earliest boat landing Lower Town, Marysville, 1851 Presented to City of Corvallis, Oregon Centennial Celebration, June 1957 by the Winema Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
 
Erected 1957 by Daughters of the American Revolution Winema Chapter.
 
Location. 44° 33.929′ N, 123° 15.449′ W. Marker is in Corvallis, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker is on Northwest Van Buren Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located on a walking path just south of the Van Buren Avenue bridge at the north end of Riverfront Commemorative Park along the Willamette River. Marker is in this post office area: Corvallis OR 97330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benton County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Oregon State University (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sustainable Farm Management (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ecology of the Agricultural Reach (approx. 2.1 miles away); Oak Creek’s Watershed (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Site of the Earliest Boat Landing. Settler Joseph Avery named the town Marysville in 1849. In late 1853, the 5th Oregon Territorial Legislature passed an act renaming the town Corvallis
The marker at the northern end of Riverfront Commemorative Park, looking southwest. image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, August 21, 2017
2. The marker at the northern end of Riverfront Commemorative Park, looking southwest.
(Latin for "heart of the valley").
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Lane Parker of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Lane Parker of San Francisco, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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