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Bandon in Coos County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Judah Parker County Park

Established 1957

 
 
Judah Parker County Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 8, 2008
1. Judah Parker County Park Marker
Inscription. In the year 1874 on this and adjoining property Captain Judah Parker and partners built and operated the first steam sawmill and steam tug on the Coquille River. A year later Captain Parker, with the assistance of the settlers and farmers diverted the entrance of the Coquille River, thus performing the first harbor work of the Pacific Coast. This opened the Coquille River Valley to ocean going traffic. His foresight was such that the entrance essentially remains today as originally conceived.
 
Erected 1957 by Coos County.
 
Location. 43° 8.539′ N, 124° 20.614′ W. Marker is in Bandon, Oregon, in Coos County. Marker is on Parkersburg Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bandon OR 97411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coquille River Lighthouse - 1896 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom (approx. 7.7 miles away); Spruce Soldiers (approx. 7.7 miles away); Coos Bay Waters to Coquille Waters Trail (approx. 10.1 miles away); Sir Francis Drake 1540-1596 (approx. 11˝ miles away).
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Judah Parker County Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 8, 2008
2. Judah Parker County Park Marker
Judah Parker County Park Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 8, 2008
3. Judah Parker County Park Entrance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2014, by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 364 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2014, by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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