Courthouse Square Park is a monument to the civic and commercial aspirations of Dayton’s founders, Joel Palmer, his son-in-law Andrew Smith and Christopher Taylor. Palmer and Taylor, who settled here to farm in 1848, laid out the town site on the . . . — — Map (db m114311) HM
This Pioneer Park and Blockhouse honors General Joel Palmer, Superintendant of Indian Affairs for the Oregon Territory from 1853 to 1857. Appointed by President Franklin Pierce. Frontiersman, author, legislator and friend of the Indian. His journal, . . . — — Map (db m114312) HM
This marker is composed of two panels.
This building was a military blockhouse built at the Grand Ronde Agency by Willamette Valley settlers in 1856.
U.S. Troops were sent to the station the same year and its was named "Fort . . . — — Map (db m114313) HM
The 90-ton glacial erratic rock at the top of this 1/4-mile-long trail is a stranger from a distant location—it was transported here thousands of years ago on an iceberg in the wake of a cataclysmic flood.
During the last Ice Age, . . . — — Map (db m68913)
This was the home of Dr. Henry John Minthorn
a beloved physician of this community.
Herbert Hoover lived here with him from 1884 to 1889.
Hoover - Minthorn House
Listed on the . . . — — Map (db m96136) HM
Life on the Outside
Payday! We can head to the sutler's store. That's where we satisfy our thirst and get our tobacco. The officers go there to enjoy their fine cigars and catch up on the newspapers. We see the Indians stocking up on . . . — — Map (db m112993) HM
Good-bye to Our Homelands
For thousands of years we lived on this land, thankfully for its bounty. We lived for generations until white men came in strange clothes brining goods to trade, and wanting more, always wanting more. A . . . — — Map (db m112992) HM