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

Oregon City Falls

Oregon History

 
 
Oregon City Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
1. Oregon City Falls Marker
Inscription. Oregon City - once known as Willamette Falls - was early the site of an Indian salmon fishing village. The falls furnished the power for a lumber mill which began operation in 1842. A flour mill in 1844. A woolen mill in 1864 and the first paper mill in the Pacific Northwest in 1867. The first long distance commercial electric power transmission in the United States was from Oregon City to Portland in 1889. (Marker Number M12.)
 
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 (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 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph L. Meek
Oregon City Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
2. Oregon City Falls Marker
(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. A brief history of Oregon City. Historic Context Statement for the City of Oregon City (2000). (Submitted on July 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Oregon City Falls - Oregon Travel Experience audio tour. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Composite picture of Willamette Falls image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 14, 2008
3. Composite picture of Willamette Falls
 
 
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 2,011 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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