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Historical Markers in Eugene, Oregon

 
Clickable Map of Lane County, Oregon and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lane County, OR (85) Benton County, OR (40) Deschutes County, OR (63) Douglas County, OR (28) Klamath County, OR (94) Lincoln County, OR (34) Linn County, OR (5)  LaneCounty(85) Lane County (85)  BentonCounty(40) Benton County (40)  DeschutesCounty(63) Deschutes County (63)  DouglasCounty(28) Douglas County (28)  KlamathCounty(94) Klamath County (94)  LincolnCounty(34) Lincoln County (34)  LinnCounty(5) Linn County (5)
Eugene is the county seat for Lane County
Eugene is in Lane County
      Lane County (85)  
ADJACENT TO LANE COUNTY
      Benton County (40)  
      Deschutes County (63)  
      Douglas County (28)  
      Klamath County (94)  
      Lincoln County (34)  
      Linn County (5)  
 
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1Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — A.W. and Amanda Patterson Home"Animal House"
Site of the home of A. W. and Amanda Patterson. He was a pioneer Lane County doctor and surveyor who plotted a greater part of Eugene. In 1853, Patterson was also a member of the Oregon legislature and was instrumental in establishing the University . . . Map (db m112888) HM
2Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Al Gore (2007)
Albert "Al" Gore, Jr., 45th Vice President of the United States, is known for his ongoing work regarding environmental issues. The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for . . . Map (db m157549) HM
3Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — American Friends Service Committee (1947)
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), is a Quaker-affiliated organization committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. In 1947, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the AFSC and the Friends Service Council for their work to . . . Map (db m157434) HM
4Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — American Nobel Peace LaureatesHonoring and Inspiring Peacemakers
The Nobel Peace Prize "...to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses. . . . Map (db m157418) HM
5Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Barack Obama (2009)
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, worked to unite people in support of the value of public service. President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy . . . Map (db m157492) HM
6Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Charles G. Dawes (1925)
Charles G. Dawes, 30th Vice-President of the United States, served as chairman of the World War I Allied Reparations Commission. Dawes achieved worldwide support for his five-year plan to stabilize the German economy and manage the country's . . . Map (db m157552) HM
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7Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Cordell Hull (1945)
Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for 11 years during President Franklin Roosevelt's administration, worked with countries to increase trade and lower taxes on imports and exports. During WWII, Hull worked to improve cooperation among the Allied . . . Map (db m157463) HM
8Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Elie Wiesel (1986)
Eliezer "Elie” Wiesel was a writer, professor and survivor of the Holocaust. His writings on the Holocaust helped the deepening understanding of the tragic event across the world. As a human rights activist, he worked for better treatment . . . Map (db m157483) HM
9Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Elihu Root (1912)
Elihu Root, lawyer and statesman, dedicated his life to solving international disputes. Root believed a world court was the best way to solve problems between countries. As Secretary of State, he worked to improve the relationship between Japan . . . Map (db m157473) HM
10Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Ellis F. LawrenceHope Abbey Mausoleum Architect
During the first half of the 20th century, Ellis Fuller Lawrence was one of Oregon's foremost architects. In 1914, he became the founder and first dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. During his 32 year . . . Map (db m99251) HM
11Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Emily Balch (1946)
Emily G. Balch, academic and pacifist, lost her professorship with Wellesley College for opposing WWI. She was a strong voice for settling problems in a peaceful way. Between the World Wars, she worked on League of Nation projects . . . Map (db m157435) HM
12Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Eugene Skinner
Early Settler of This Region For Whom The City of Eugene and Skinner Butte is Named. According to Tradition, Skinner Built the Area’s First Cabin Near This Site, ca 1846.Map (db m116756) HM
13Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Eugene Skinner Settled Here in 1846
This cabin is a replica of his first home. Built at Oakridge Oregon by Lawrence Hills, Bud Pickens and Jim White for Lane County Historical Society.Map (db m118807) HM
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14Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Frank Kellogg (1929)
Frank Kellogg, Secretary of State 1925-1929, believed in the peaceful resolution of international disputes. He signed 80 treaties and co-authored the Kellogg-Briand Pact, a treaty discouraging war as a way of solving problems between . . . Map (db m157548) HM
15Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Genesis of a City
(The following two of four interpretive displays located in this park highlight Eugene Skinner): (First Display) Eugene and Mary Skinner emigrated in 1845 to California, and then moved north to settle temporarily in Polk . . . Map (db m116805) HM
16Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — George C. Marshall (1953)
George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during WWII, organized the largest military expansion in U.S. history. As Secretary of State in 1947, he formulated the Marshall Plan. This unprecedented program of economic and military aid to . . . Map (db m157471) HM
17Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Granite Glacial Erratic
A rock or boulder carried from its original source by an act of nature is called an erratic. This granite erratic was deposited near Harrisburg, Oregon about 12,000 years ago. Geologists say it was carried there by an iceberg during the . . . Map (db m99224) HM
18Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Henry Kissinger (1973)
Dr. Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State during the Nixon Administration, played a major role in diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. Kissinger called for the abolition of nuclear weapons. In 1973, Dr. . . . Map (db m157522) HM
19Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1985)
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) has a membership of over 150,000 physicians from over 40 nations. The organization greatly influenced the creation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Comprehensive Nuclear . . . Map (db m157464) HM
20Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Jane Addams (1931)
Jane Addams, social worker and internationalist, served as president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She was expelled from the Daughters of the American Revolution for opposing United States entry into WWI. Jane . . . Map (db m157554) HM
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21Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Jimmy Carter (2002)
James "Jimmy” Carter, 39th President of the United States, is well known for his conflict mediation efforts in the Middle East, Haiti and Panama. In 2002, Carter was honored for his continuing efforts in finding peaceful solutions to . . . Map (db m157525) HM
22Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Jody Williams (1997)
Jody Williams, founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), has spoken extensively on the problem of landmines and the movement to ban them. She worked with the ICBL to convince 121 countries to sign the Mine Ban . . . Map (db m157438) HM
23Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — John Mott (1946)
John R. Mott, church leader and statesman, was the head of the YMCA and the World Student Christian Federation. He served as ambassador and negotiator for the U.S. government. During the World Wars, Mott worked to improve conditions in prisoner . . . Map (db m157546) HM
24Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Linus Pauling (1962)
Linus Pauling, scientist, formed the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists to petition against nuclear weapons. Pauling was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962 for his campaign against nuclear weapons testing. His influence contributed to . . . Map (db m157501) HM
25Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., minister and civil rights activist, was a powerful orator and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He had a significant impact on race relations in the United States. In 1964, Dr. King . . . Map (db m157462) HM
26Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Nicolas Murray Butler (1931)
Nicolas Murray Butler, educator and diplomat, was president of Columbia University for 43 years. As an educator, he made great changes to teacher education, leading to better public schools. He was honored for his work with the Carnegie . . . Map (db m157465) HM
27Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Norman Borlaug (1970)
Dr. Norman Borlaug, agronomist and father of the Green Revolution, was dedicated to using science to increase the food supply and combat world hunger. His scientific and agricultural practices had a significant impact on food production in . . . Map (db m157474) HM
28Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Patterson Home Site / Animal House
Site of the home of A.W. and Amanda Patterson. He was a pioneer Lane County doctor and surveyor who plotted a greater part of Eugene. In 1853, Patterson was also a member of the Oregon Legislature and was instrumental in establishing the University . . . Map (db m99248) HM
29Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Petrified Wood
This piece of petrified wood was found near the mouth of Moffett Creek when the Columbia River Highway was widened in 1950. The wood turned to stone as the fiber of the original tree, which lived during the early Miocene age (26 million years ago), . . . Map (db m99223) HM
30Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Ralph J. Bunche (1950)
Ralph J. Bunche, U.S. diplomat and a key member of the United Nations, believed that conflicts could be resolved through negotiation and without force. He dedicated much of his life to achieving the goal of international peace. Dr. Bunche . . . Map (db m157541) HM
31Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Shelton – McMurphey HouseBuilt 1888
Designated as a Eugene Historic Landmark, 1975. Deeded to Lane County by Dr. Eva Johnson, Dec. 1975Map (db m153937) HM
32Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Site of First Cabin in Eugene
Built By Eugene F Skinner 1846Map (db m116764) HM
33Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — The Applegate TrailSouthern Route to Oregon
(The following two of four interpretive displays located in this park highlight the Applegate Trail): (First Display) In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette . . . Map (db m116803) HM
34Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — The Collier House
Built in 1886 by George Haskell Collier Professor of Physics University of Oregon from 1879 to 1895 Map (db m99228) HM
35Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1997)
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), founded in 1992 by Jody Williams, is a global network of some 100 countries working for a world free of landmines. The Campaign (ICBL) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its . . . Map (db m157440) HM
36Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Theodore Roosevelt (1906)
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, encouraged peace agreements between nations at war, and believed cooperation among nations could solve international problems. During the war between Russia and Japan he brought the . . . Map (db m157425) HM
37Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Wiley Griffon1867 - 6/26/1913
Once described as "Eugene's pioneer colored citizen", and "one of the most industrious colored men in Eugene", Wiley Griffon was well known on the streets of Eugene. A tram operator, he drove the city's "horse" drawn trolleys. These trolleys . . . Map (db m112881) HM
38Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Woodrow Wilson (1919)
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, created a plan for peace at the end of World War I. The Fourteen Points agreement was part of his League of Nations idea, which was the forerunner of the United Nations. President Wilson was . . . Map (db m157493) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022