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By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
Brownsville Marker
Oregon (Linn County), Brownsville — Brownsville
A Town with Ancient Beginnings and Many Names Long before the first pioneer settlers arrived here in the 1840’s, this area was occupied by the ancient Mound Builders and then the Kalapuya Indians. The relative ease of finding food in . . . — Map (db m114451) HM
Oregon (Linn County), Cascadia — America's First Transcontinental Automobile Race
Automobile history was made here June 20, 1905, when the first car to cross the Cascade Mountains conquered the Santiam Wagon Road. Dwight Huss drove "Old Scout," a 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout, from New York to Portland in 44 days. "Old . . . — Map (db m113674) HM
Oregon (Linn County), Cascadia — Santiam Wagon Road
The pass located east of here through the Cascade Range was once called Wiley Pass after Andrew Wiley. Wiley with other Willamette Valley Pioneers explored it in 1859 while searching for a route to move their livestock to the grasslands of central . . . — Map (db m113671) HM

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