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

Oregon City

Oregon History

 
 
Oregon City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
1. Oregon City Marker
Inscription. Oregon City - supply point for pioneer emigrants was first located as a claim by Dr. John McLoughlin in 1829. The first provisional legislature of the Oregon Country was held here in 1843 and land and tax laws formulated. Oregon City was the capital of the Oregon Territory from 1845-1852. The first Protestant church (Methodist) west of the Rocky Mountains was dedicated in 1844 and the first newspaper (Oregon Spectator) and the first Masonic Lodge were established in 1846. (Marker Number M11.)
 
Location. 45° 21.118′ N, 122° 36.851′ W. Marker is in Oregon City, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on McLoughlin Boulevard (Oregon Route 99) near S. 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. In the parking area overlooking Willamette Falls. Marker is in this post office area: Oregon City OR 97045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oregon City Falls (here, next to this marker); Peter Skene Ogden House (a few steps from this marker); Dr. John McLoughlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Larry G. Dahl (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Building
Oregon City Marker and Willamette Falls image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
2. Oregon City Marker and Willamette Falls
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph L. Meek (approx. half a mile away); OK Barber Shop (approx. half a mile away); McCald Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oregon City.
 
Also see . . .
1. John McLoughlin. (Submitted on July 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Oregon City - Oregon Travel Experience Audio Tour. An audio history hosted by the Oregon Travel Information Council. (Submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Oregon City Mural image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
3. Oregon City Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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