“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Wilsonville, Oregon

Clickable Map of Clackamas County, Oregon and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Clackamas County, OR (88) Hood River County, OR (31) Marion County, OR (22) Multnomah County, OR (27) Wasco County, OR (60) Washington County, OR (2) Yamhill County, OR (7)  ClackamasCounty(88) Clackamas County (88)  HoodRiverCounty(31) Hood River County (31)  MarionCounty(22) Marion County (22)  MultnomahCounty(27) Multnomah County (27)  WascoCounty(60) Wasco County (60)  WashingtonCounty(2) Washington County (2)  YamhillCounty(7) Yamhill County (7)
Oregon City is the county seat for Clackamas County
Wilsonville is in Clackamas County
      Clackamas County (88)  
      Hood River County (31)  
      Marion County (22)  
      Multnomah County (27)  
      Wasco County (60)  
      Washington County (2)  
      Yamhill County (7)  
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1 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — Boone’s Landing
Many of Oregon’s early transportation routes resulted from the efforts of enterprising pioneers like the Boone family of Clackamas County. In 1846 Alphonso Boone, grandson of Daniel Boone, emigrated to Oregon via the Applegate Trail with his large . . . Map (db m127162) HM
2 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — Drug Store and Lodge Hall
Built in 1903, this building was important to area social life, serving as Wilsonville's first “community center.” Meetings were held in a lodge hall that occupied the second floor. Area residents would also flock to the upstairs . . . Map (db m127203) HM
3 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — Grove of the StatesOregon Heritage Tree Site
The Grove of the States includes a tree representing each state in the USA and the District of Columbia. The idea for the Grove of the States was conceived by Oregon Attorney General Robert Y. Thornton to honor the passage of Lady Bird Jonson's 1965 . . . Map (db m127210) HM
4 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — Norris Young Machine Shop
Built at the turn of the 20th Century, the Norris Young Machine Shop served the farming community. Young, an accomplished machinist and inventor, repaired farm machinery and logging equipment. Young was an enterprising businessman who along . . . Map (db m127204) HM
5 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — Site of Bill Flynn’s Saloon
Built in 1905 and named for its colorful owner, Bill Flynn’s Saloon was a favorite hangout for residents and weary travelers. Farmers would park their wagons outside the saloon to rest their horses before the climb up “Whiskey Hill,” . . . Map (db m127205) HM
6 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — Site of the Train Depot
The Oregon Electric Railway was completed during the first decade of the 1900s, coming initially from Portland to Wilsonville, then on to Salem and Eugene after construction of a mile-long trestle across the Willamette River was completed in 1907. . . . Map (db m127219) HM
7 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — Tauchman House
The Tauchman House overlooks the site of one of the Willamette River's first ferry operations, started in 1847 by Daniel Boone's grandson, Col. Alphonso Boone. In the early days, the ferry boat transported passengers, wagons and livestock . . . Map (db m114278) HM
8 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — The “Old Church”
The Wilsonville Methodist Episcopal Church, fondly referred to by residents as the “Old Church,” was dedicated on Aug. 27, 1911. Upon its opening, the building was debt-free and complete with an organ purchased during the construction . . . Map (db m127208) HM
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9 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — The Cottage Hotel
Built in 1905, The Cottage Hotel is one of the many buildings constructed during the time that the Oregon Electric Railway ran through Wilsonville. The hotel’s business was directly dependent on the railroad’s passenger service. A boardwalk ran from . . . Map (db m127206) HM
10 Oregon, Clackamas County, Wilsonville — Wilsonville Baseball
Baseball was a popular past time in Wilsonville during an era community baseball that ran around 1910 to 1930. The highlight was 1914, the year the Wilsonville Athletic Club won the state Championship. Regular Sunday play on this site was . . . Map (db m76951) HM
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May. 28, 2023