Near Cascadia in Linn County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
America's First Transcontinental Automobile Race
Location. 44° 24.215′ N, 122° 22.79′ W. Marker is near Cascadia, Oregon, in Linn County. Marker is on Santiam Highway (U.S. 20) near Gorton Road (Santiam Wagon Road) (Route 2032), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cascadia OR 97329, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Santiam Wagon Road (here, next to this marker).
More about this marker. Santiam Wagon Road is on the opposite side of South Santiam River from the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Old Scout and Old Steady -- Just A Car Guy blogspot. Crossing the Cascade Range was
The descent was terrifying. The brakes on the Runabouts were little better than the ones on covered wagons. Like the pioneers, trees were cut and dragged behind, to add braking power. (Submitted on February 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Santiam Wagon Road - Oregon Encyclopedia. In 1905, the first United States transcontinental automobile race followed the Santiam Wagon Road. Leading driver Dwight Huss paid a three-cent toll to pass as a “road hog” for his seven horsepower 1904 Oldsmobile Runabout. (Submitted on February 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.