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

Wilderville Post Office

 
 
Wilderville Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 9, 2017
1. Wilderville Post Office Marker
A citizen memorial plaque is located below the historical marker and reads:
Stop and listen a moment---
You just might hear him laugh!
John Albert Tracy
January 1, 1965 - April 26, 2012
John, Clamper handle "Dick Tracy", was initiated into
Umpqua Joe Chapter #1859 of E Clampus Vitus
on April 25, 2009, when this monument was dedicated.
But in spirit, He was born a Clamper!
Inscription. One of the oldest Post Offices still standing in operation in what would have been the State of Jefferson if Japan had not attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th 1941. This Post Office was established in what was called Slate Creek. It was established as Slate Creek Post Office in May 1858, when a regular tri-weekly stage began running. The name was not officially changed to Wilderville Post Office until 1878.
 
Erected by Umpqua Joe Outpst 1859 sponsoring Ch. Humbug 73.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.965′ N, 123° 28.022′ W. Marker is in Wilderville, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and Fish Hatchery Rd on Old Redwood Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilderville OR 97543, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Vannoy (approx. 4 miles away); The Perkinsville Ferry (approx. 7.7 miles away); Memorial to Our Fathers (approx. 7.7 miles away); Union Veterans of the Civil War (approx. 7.7 miles away);
Wilderville Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 9, 2017
2. Wilderville Post Office Marker
Riverside Park Memorial Flagpole (approx. 7.8 miles away); Riverside Park War Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Josephine County Peace Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mormon Sugar Beet Factory Site (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Regarding Wilderville Post Office. Post office inside the store contains framed historical photos of the post office as well as other historical sites located near Wilderville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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