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A.W. and Amanda Patterson Home image, Touch for more information
By Douglass Halvorsen
A.W. and Amanda Patterson Home
Oregon (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
Oregon (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
Oregon (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
Oregon (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
Oregon (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
Oregon (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
Oregon (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
Oregon (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
Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Shelton – McMurphey HouseBuilt 1888
Designated as a Eugene Historic Landmark, 1975. Deeded to Lane County by Dr. Eva Johnson, Dec. 1975 — Map (db m118808) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Site of First Cabin in Eugene
Built By Eugene F Skinner 1846 — Map (db m116764) HM
Oregon (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
Oregon (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
Oregon (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

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