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Aurora in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Aurora

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. Aurora Marker
Inscription. Dr. Wilhelm Keil founded here a Christian co-operative colony patterned after his colony at Bethel, Missouri. Musicians of the settlement made it widely famous. After Dr. Keil's death in 1877 the communal enterprise was dissolved.
 
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
 
Location. 45° 13.886′ N, 122° 45.36′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker is on Main Street North East near Pacific Highway East (Oregon Route 99E), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21580 Main Street North East, Aurora OR 97002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wm. Keil and Company (here, next to this marker); Will-Snyder Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Octagonal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone's Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tauchman House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Boone's Landing (approx. 4.4 miles away); Wilsonville Baseball (approx. 5.1 miles away); Champoeg (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
More about this marker.
Aurora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. Aurora Marker
The marker is located in a small triangular park bounded by Main Street, Pacific Highway and Second Street.
 
Also see . . .
1. Aurora -- The Oregon Encyclopedia. One of the more successful American utopian communal societies in the nineteenth century was founded on the Pudding River in Marion County in 1856. Named for a daughter of the leader of the Christian communal group, the Aurora Colony (or Aurora Mills, as it was also known) grew to a population of more than 600 individuals who followed the basic Christian beliefs of Wilhelm Keil (1812-1877). (Submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Oregon Travel Experience - Aurora. The official Oregon 'Beaver Board' website which promotes over 100 Oregon State Historical Markers. (Submitted on February 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Main Street, Aurora image. Click for full size.
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3. Main Street, Aurora
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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