“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lane County Oregon Historical Markers

Cottage Grove Historical Museum and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 20, 2016
Cottage Grove Historical Museum and Marker
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — Cottage Grove Historical Museum 1897 - 1983
Erected as a Roman Catholic church Stained glass windows from Italy Placed by Calapooya Chapter DAR — Map (db m99271) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Cottage Grove — The Centennial Bridge
The Centennial Bridge was built in 1987 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cottage Grove. It was built by volunteers with recycled timbers from the Brumbaugh and Meadows bridges, and paid for with donations. Its Howe truss spans 84' and rests on . . . — Map (db m99285) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Ellis F. Lawrence Hope 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 — 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 — 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), Florence — Florence: Industrial Beginnings
Early industries in the Florence area were built on the natural resources that the Siuslaw River Valley had to offer. The rivers were filled with swarming salmon and the forests held acres of old growth timber. Those abundant natural resources . . . — Map (db m93894) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Florence — Navigating the Suislaw River
The connection to the Pacific Ocean by way of the Siuslaw River made Florence a natural hub for industry. The shifting river channel and mouth made early navigation unpredictable. The lack of stable conditions made establishing a thriving harbor . . . — Map (db m93912) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Florence — Siuslaw River Bridge: Construction & Design
Constructing Over the Siuslaw The Siuslaw River Bridge incorporates Art Deco, Moderne, Gothic, and Egyptian influence that were important to McCullough. Due to its ability to open at the center, the Siuslaw River Bridge best represents . . . — Map (db m93875) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Pleasant Hill — Bristow Monument Oregon History
Elijah Bristow, a veteran of Andrew Jackson's army, erected his cabin here on Pleasant Hill in 1846, earliest year of settlement in Lane County. He and his wife Susannah then led in establishing the county's first church and first school. This . . . — Map (db m99218) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Pleasant Hill — Elijah Bristow April 28, 1788 - September 19, 1872
In 1845 Elijah Bristow and his wife (Susannah Gabbart Bristow) left their home in Illinois and traveled overland to California. They came to Oregon in the spring of 1846, following the Hudson's Bay trappers' route to the northern Willamette Valley. . . . — Map (db m99220) HM

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