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

Boone's Landing

 
 
Boone's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Oregon Travel Experience
1. Boone's Landing Marker
Marker has been replaced in recent years. It is no longer missing.
Inscription. Many of Oregon's early transportation routes resulted from the efforts of enterprising pioneers like the Boone family of Clackamas County. In 1846 Alphonso Boone, grandson of Daniel Boone, emigrated to Oregon via the Applegate Trail with his large family. By 1847, using local Tuality Indians as oarsmen, they established Boone's Ferry near this marker. The thriving community of Boone's Landing, genesis of Wilsonville, quickly sprang up on the river's north shore. The same year, eldest son Jesse began clearing a path, called Boone's Ferry Road, connecting Portland with Salem. Nearly 100 years later Interstate 5 was laid parallel to the original roadway.

Ferries crossed the Willamette River here for 107 years carrying thousands of horses, cows, buggies, automobiles, and pedestrians. Jesse Boone operated the ferry until his death in 1872. The State of Oregon assumed control of the ferry during the early 1900's, and by the 1950's, a cable-drawn vessel carried up to 12 cars per crossing. Boone's Ferry was decommissioned in 1954, shortly after completion of the Boone Bridge.
 
Erected 1998 by Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Travel Information Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
 
Location.
Wide view of the Boone's Landing Marker [Missing] image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
2. Wide view of the Boone's Landing Marker [Missing]
45° 17.658′ N, 122° 46.495′ W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of SW Boones Ferry Road and SW Tauchmann Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the southern edge of the Boones Ferry Park parking lot in front of the Tauchman House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31240 SW Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville OR 97070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tauchman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilsonville Baseball (approx. ¾ mile away); Boone's Ferry (approx. 1.6 miles away); Will-Snyder Store (approx. 4.4 miles away); Wm. Keil and Company (approx. 4.4 miles away); Aurora (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Octagonal Building (approx. 4.4 miles away); Champoeg (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilsonville.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Boone's Landing. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
The route of the Boone's Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
3. The route of the Boone's Ferry
Looking from the site of Boone's Ferry on the north shore of the Willamette River to the Aurora landing on the other shore.
Tauchman House (1900) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
4. Tauchman House (1900)
The home to many of the Boone's Ferry owners and ferry masters. Also served as the Wilsonville City Hall, before being restored as the center piece of Boone's Ferry Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
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