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Dayton in Yamhill County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Pioneer Park and Blockhouse

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
1. Pioneer Park and Blockhouse Marker
Inscription. This Pioneer Park and Blockhouse honors General Joel Palmer, Superintendant of Indian Affairs for the Oregon Territory from 1853 to 1857. Appointed by President Franklin Pierce. Frontiersman, author, legislator and friend of the Indian. His journal, "Travels Over the Rocky Mountains", published in 1847, was used as a guide by the immigrants to Oregon. This pioneer leader dedicated this publication to "the pioneers of the West and their descendants, the bone and muscle of the community, who improve and enrich the county in peace and protect and defend it in war." In his words, this memorial is presented to the Town of Dayton by Omar C. Palmer and dedicated by Thomas McCall, Governor of Oregon, this 25th day of July 1971.
 
Erected 1971 by Omar C. Palmer.
 
Location. 45° 13.266′ N, 123° 4.579′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Oregon, in Yamhill County. Marker can be reached from SouthEast Dayton-Salem Highway (aka 3rd Street) (Oregon Route 221) near Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 3rd Street, Dayton OR 97114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Square Park (a few steps from
Pioneer Park and Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
2. Pioneer Park and Blockhouse Marker
this marker); Yamhill Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); Willamette Post (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hoover - Minthorn House (approx. 7 miles away); Champoeg (approx. 8.7 miles away); Madame Marie Dorion (approx. 9.4 miles away); a different marker also named Madame Marie Dorion (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
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Yamhill Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
3. Yamhill Blockhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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