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