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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jefferson County, Oregon
Adjacent to Jefferson County, Oregon
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|Dedicated to those from Jefferson County who went to war.
They never came home.
World War I
Orlie I. Alexander Paul A. Burson Walter M. Eaton Earl Elliott Joseph O. Gans Dallas R. Gregory Harry F. Gunnison George S. . . . — — Map (db m113268) WM|
|On April 12, 1915 Jefferson County purchased a jail cell unit from E.T. Barnum Iron Works of Detroit Michigan. It consisted of a steel grating cage with two cells with a front prisoner's corridor. This unit was shipped by rail to the temporary newly . . . — — Map (db m112869) HM|
|The Veteran War Memorial Plaza is dedicated
to the air pioneers and U.S. Army Corp pilots,
crew members and military personnel from
Jefferson County who served in World War II.
At one time, the Madras Airport was the "Madras Army Airbase, . . . — — Map (db m112870) HM WM|
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| Throughout the 20th century, traffic increased dramatically on US Highway 97 - from a few vehicles per day in the 1920's to over 8,000 by the 1990's! After 70 years, the Crooked River (High) Bridge (1926) though still structurally sound was unable . . . — — Map (db m80488) HM|
Rex T. Barber was one of 16 fighter pilots who participated in the famous - and then Top Secret - “Yamamoto” mission, which helped turn the tide of World War II against the Japanese.
Born in Culver, Oregon, in . . . — — Map (db m113386) HM|
|This magnificent view is preserved and protected by the efforts of the Oregon Roadside Council, which initiated and secured the passage of the Oregon Scenic Areas Act in 1961. 3585 scenic miles of highways were surveyed and selected by the Council. . . . — — Map (db m113382) HM|
|This park is named for Peter Skene Ogden, 1793-1854. In the fall of 1825, Ogden led a Hudston's Bay Company trapping party on the first recorded journey into central Oregon, crossing the country to the north and east into the Crooked River Valley . . . — — Map (db m67889) HM|
|Central Oregon's roads were primitive at best during the early 1900s. Until the 1920s, US Highway 97 was a collection of unpaved roads. Prior to construction of the Crooked River (High) Bridge in 1926, the only nearby crossing was a small, one-lane . . . — — Map (db m67888) HM|
| The Oregon Trunk Railway Bridge, constructed in 1911, was the first structure to cross this spectacular gorge. Prior to construction the only crossing of the Crooked River in this region was located about a mile upstream, where the canyon's sheer . . . — — Map (db m80490) HM|
|An ancient trail passed through here as part of an extensive Indian trade network linking peoples of the Northern Great Basin and Columbia Plateau to those living west of the Cascades. Obsidian, bear grass, and slaves were transported over these . . . — — Map (db m36498) HM|