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

The Durham Mill

 
 
The Durham Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2018
1. The Durham Mill Marker
Inscription. On this site Oswego's first industry, a saw mill, was established in 1850 by Albert Alonzo Durham on this portion of his 637 acre Donation Land Grant which included "Old Town" and much of East Oswego. He advertised his new mill in the Oregonian's first edition of December 6, 1850, stating that "Oswego is 7 miles upstream from Portland." Durham built a wooden dam whose water turned a 36 foot diameter water wheel to power the mill.

Albert Alonzo Durham, a native of Oswego, New York, left Springfield, Illinois, in 1847 traveling the Oregon Trail with his wife, Miranda White and young son, George. First settling in Oregon City he founded Oswego in 1849. In 1865 he sold this mill and the remainder of his land grant to John Corse Trullinger, who resumed business as the Oswego Milling Company, and replatted "Old Town" in 1867.

 
Erected 1992 by Oswego Heritage Council.
 
Location. 45° 24.624′ N, 122° 40.026′ W. Marker is in Lake Oswego, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on McVey Avenue west of South State Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Oswego OR 97034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lakewood School - 1928 (approx.

The Durham Mill Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2018
2. The Durham Mill Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted to the bridge, right where the railing starts.
mile away); Iron Company Worker's Cottage (approx. mile away); George Rogers House - 1929 (approx. mile away); Old Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); Green Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lower Oswego Creek Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oswego Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First People (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Oswego.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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