April 28, 1788 - September 19, 1872In 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. In June 1846, with Eugene F. Skinner, Felix Scott and William Dodson, Elijah Bristow explored the upper Willamette Valley seeking a place to settle. He was struck with the beauty of a site between the Coast and middle forks of the Willamette River and said, "What a pleasnt hill. This is my claim." The area is now known as Pleasant Hill.
|Placed By||Oregon Historical Marker Committee, Oregon Travel Information Council.|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10T E 505305 N 4868268|
|Decimal Degrees||43.96753333, -122.93386667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 58.052', W 122° 56.032'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 58' 3.12" N, 122° 56' 1.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 35916-35938 OR-58, Pleasant Hill OR 97455, US|
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