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Jacksonville in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

History Right Here - Furniture Fabrication

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, August 30, 2018
1. History Right Here - Furniture Fabrication Marker
Inscription. Imagine a town hit by a citywide chair shortage. According to at least one pioneer of 1852 this happened in early day Jacksonville.

Word of situation must have reached Yreka, California, where carpenter and builder David Linn was mining for gold. Linn knew even gold obsessed miners had to sit down once in awhile.

In 1852, he moved to Jacksonville where he and a partner went to work making furniture, caskets and wooden equipment for miners and farmers. They also constructed buildings. Linn then built a furniture factory and planing mill on this site. To supply his factory, he acquired forest land and built a steam powered sawmill nearby. At the peak of Linn's operations he employed twelve to fifteen workers of whom were Chinese.

When this map was published November 1888 it was already out of date. A month earlier Linn's factory and two nearby houses burned to the ground. Instead of rebuilding Linn switched to retail furniture sales.
 
Erected by City of Jacksonville / Southern Oregon Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 18.892′ N, 122° 58.171′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from East California Street (Oregon Route 238) west of North
History Right Here - Furniture Fabrication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 30, 2018
2. History Right Here - Furniture Fabrication Marker
Oregon Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville OR 97530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Undermining the Great Depression (a few steps from this marker); World War II Three Trees Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); China Quarter (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville’s Rogue River Valley Railway 1891-1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Local Telephone Service (within shouting distance of this marker); History Right Here - Going for the Gold (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot (about 300 feet away); City Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is tucked behind some shrubs along East California St (Hwy 238)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 123 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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