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

Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857

Oregon History

 
 
Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
1. Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857 Marker
Inscription. Chief factor of the Hudsonís Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, philanthropist, and founder of Oregon City. The land on the east bank of the Willamette River at the falls was claimed by Dr. McLoughlin and the Hudsonís Bay Co. in 1828-29. First called Willamette Falls, the town was platted in 1842 and was named Oregon City by Dr. McLoughlin. Oregon City was the first incorporated U.S. city west of the Rocky Mountains, 1844. Provisional and Territorial Capital-1843-52, and the continuous Seat of Government for Clackamas County since 1843. Dr. McLoughlin became an American citizen and was elected Mayor of Oregon City in 1851. His home was built in 1845 near the falls and was moved to the top of the bluff in 1909. The McLoughlin House National Historic Site is open to the Public. Dr. McLoughlin is remembered as "The Father of the Oregon Country" because of the aid he provided to the missionaries and pioneers who came over the Oregon Trail. (Marker Number M15.)
 
Location. 45° 21.099′ N, 122° 37.585′ W. Marker is in West Linn, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on Northbound Rest Area (Interstate 205), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Linn OR 97068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
2. Dr. John McLoughlin 1784 - 1857 Marker
within walking distance of this marker. George Abernethy (here, next to this marker); Willamette Falls (a few steps from this marker); Willamette Falls Locks (a few steps from this marker); Dr. John McLoughlin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peter Skene Ogden House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oregon City (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oregon City Falls (approx. 0.6 miles away); Larry G. Dahl (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Linn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dr. John McLoughlin. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. John McLoughlin: Father of Oregon. ...one of the most influential figures of the fur trade and settlement periods of Pacific Northwest history... (Submitted on June 30, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. McLoughlin, Dr. John - Oregon Travel Experience Audio Tour. (Submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Dr. John McLoughlin House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
3. Dr. John McLoughlin House
...on the east bank of the Willamette River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,788 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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