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Oregon City in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Canemah

 
 
Canemah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. Canemah Marker
Inscription. Before the coming of the white immigration, the flat area above the falls was a native encampment called "Kanim" or "Canoe Place". In 1844 Absolom Hedges staked out a donation land claim and platted it in 1849 naming the area Falls City. The first of several Stern-Wheelers was built by Hedges in 1850-51 and the community became a boat building center and portage town linking the upper Willamette Valley to the lower below the falls. Several years later the name was changed to Canemah, the anglicized version of "Kanim". In 1873, with the completion of the locks, the need to portage around the falls was eliminated; Canemah began to assume the character of a residential area. By 1928, the community petitioned Oregon City for annexation; and was placed on the National Historic Register in 1978.
 
Erected by Old Home Forum.
 
Location. 45° 20.8′ N, 122° 37.245′ W. Marker is in Oregon City, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Hedges Street, on the right when traveling west on 3rd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 3rd Avenue, Oregon City OR 97045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Canemah Cemetery (approx.
Canemah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. Canemah Marker
0.3 miles away); Willamette Falls Locks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Willamette Falls (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857 (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Abernethy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. John McLoughlin (approx. half a mile away); Peter Skene Ogden House (approx. half a mile away); Larry G. Dahl (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oregon City.
 
More about this marker. This marker is duplicated at the corner of 4th Avenue and Blanchard Street.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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