Jacksonville in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
On March 22, 1862, the day of his son Emil's birth, Peter Britt planted this giant sequoia by his home. Britt was a pioneer photographer, skilled horticulturist, and leader in Southern Oregon's lucrative fruit industry. From its vantage point, this majestic tree has witnessed the unfolding of Jacksonville's rich history -- the gold rush prosperity of the mid 1800s, the decline at the turn of the century and the current restoration and revitalization.
Planted in: 1862
Oregon Heritage Tree
Erected 1998 by Oregon Travel Experience.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 42° 18.9′ N, 122° 58.297′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from East California Street (Oregon Route 238). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville OR 97530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Britt House: Simple Frame to Cottage Gothic (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Right Here - Going for the Gold World War II Three Trees Memorial (about 600 feet away); Jacksonville’s Rogue River Valley Railway 1891-1925 (about 700 feet away); China Quarter (about 700 feet away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Local Telephone Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bozo the Clown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
More about this marker. Marker and tree are located along a dirt trail within the historic Britt Gardens
Also see . . . Oregon Travel Experience - Britt Sequoia. (Submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.