Wilsonville in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
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. 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 & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
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 852 times since then and 45 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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