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By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
Aurora Marker
Oregon (Marion County), Aurora — Aurora
Dr. Wilhelm Keil founded here a Christian co-operative colony patterned after his colony at Bethel, Missouri. Musicians of the settlement made it widely famous. After Dr. Keil's death in 1877 the communal enterprise was dissolved. — Map (db m114279) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Aurora — Boone's Ferry
During the period of Oregon's Provisional Government ( 1841-1849), residents traveled by Indian trails, water courses, or on privative rough-hewn wagon roads etched by emigrant settlers. During the days to the Territorial Government (1849-1859), and . . . — Map (db m114295) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Aurora — 16 — The Octagonal Building — Built in 1867
This is the only surviving building from the original Aurora Pioneer Hotel complex. — Map (db m114280) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Aurora — 18 — Will-Snyder Store — Built in 1912
Jonas Will and Andrew Snyder, children of Aurora Colony members, established this then modern mercantile store. Jonas had been an Aurora merchant since 1888. The families ran this business until the 1940's. — Map (db m114293) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Aurora — 19 — Wm. Keil and Company — Built in 1874
Used as a general store. Wm. Keil and Company catered to the trade of some of the mid-valley's best known pioneers by cash or barter. — Map (db m114294) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Salem — Column Segments
These Corinthian column segments originally were part of those that graced the west and east entrance porticos of Oregon's first state house. The cornerstone for the original Capitol was laid October 8, 1873. The building was partially . . . — Map (db m113717) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Salem — Herbert Hoover Boyhood Home — Historical Landmark
Herbert Hoover 31st President of the United States 1929-1933 2213 Hazel Ave N. Boyhood Home from 1888 ~ 1891 — Map (db m96133) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Salem — Salem
Founded in 1840 by Methodist missionaries, Became territorial capital in 1852, An incorporated city in 1857, Permanent capital of Oregon in 1864. W. D. Pugh designed this city hall. Under construction in 1893.Marion County Centennial . . . — Map (db m63966) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Salem — T.G. Bligh Building — 1923
In 1922 Thomas Gregor Bligh bought this property from the Salem Elks Fraternal Organization. In 1924, a year after constructing this Mission Revival building, the owner died in an automobile accident. In 1927, is wife Anna sold the property to . . . — Map (db m112989) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Salem — Willamette University College of Medicine
In 1867, Willamette University founded the first medical school in the Pacific Northwest – the third such college west of St. Louis. This college was maintained in Salem from 1867 until 1913 except for the period 1878 to 1895 during which . . . — Map (db m113737) HM
Oregon (Marion County), St. Paul — Champoeg
This area, once named tchampuick, the 'place of yampah' was the traditional homeland of the Tualatin Kalapuya tribe. Fur trappers first arrived here by canoe in 1811, and they found lush open prairies bordering the Willamette River. In 1830, . . . — Map (db m114307) HM
Oregon (Marion County), St. Paul — Willamette Post
Willamette Post was established in December 1813 on a knoll just east of this location by employees of the North West Company, a Montreal based fur-trading company. During the ensuing years the two-room log cabin, also known as Fort Kalapuya, served . . . — Map (db m114308) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Turner — Turner
Platted March 8, 1871 by H. L. Turner with the building of the railroad to California. Site of Turner Flouring Mills. First rural free delivery in Oregon made from the Turner Post Office, October 16, 1897, under George F. Robertson, Postmaster. — Map (db m63938) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Woodburn — Madame Marie Dorion
In Honor Of Madame Marie Dorion Courageous Pioneer Devoted Ioway Mother Early Oregon Settler At this her final resting place September 6, 1850 — Map (db m114350) HM
Oregon (Marion County), Woodburn — Madame Marie Dorion
Born about 1786 - Died 1850 Symbolic of Faith, Loyalty and Leadership Indian Guide for Wilson Price Hunt Party Mother of First White Child Born in the Oregon Territory - 1811 — Map (db m114351) HM

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