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Gold Hill in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

City of Gold Hill

 
 
City of Gold Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 27, 2016
1. City of Gold Hill Marker
Inscription. Gold discovered on hill across Rogue River in 1860. Land for Gold Hill donated by Thomas & Rose Chavner in 1884. Railroad built in 1887. Town Inc. Feb. 12, 1895. First school in Methodist Church in 1889. Electricity came from Gold Rey Dam in 1904. Water pumped by Beaver Portland Cement Co., who built a plant in 1914, which closed in 1967. Fire in 1915 destroyed livery stables, blacksmith shop & other businesses. Western Union, Wells Fargo, Gold Hill News, bank, theater & other stores, thrived.

This marker funded by Oregon State
and Gold Hill Bicentennial Committees
 
Erected by State of Oregon, Gold Hill Bicentennial Committees.
 
Location. 42° 25.886′ N, 123° 2.988′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue west of Dardanelles Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gold Hill OR 97525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Salmon Ceremony at Ti'lomikh Falls (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rock Point Hotel
City of Gold Hill Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 27, 2016
2. City of Gold Hill Marker - Wide View
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Rock Point, Oregon (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rogue River Valley Railroad Depot (approx. 9.1 miles away); City Hall (approx. 9.1 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); Catholic Rectory (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in Gold Hill City Park, immediately adjacent to the public library.
 
Also see . . .  City of Gold Hill - History (City of Gold Hill). (Submitted on November 1, 2016.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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