Thomas KcKay

Thomas KcKay (HM24WR)

Location: Scappoose, OR 97056 Columbia County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 44.909', W 122° 52.648'

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Oregon History

One of the Oregon Country's most picturesque fur-traders, Thomas McKay is buried near Scappoose.
He was a daring leader, famous storyteller and could drive a nail with a rifle ball.
A Canadian, he arrived with the Astorians as a teen-age boy; served with the North West Company, became a clerk with the Hudson's Bay Company, established a grist mill at Champoeg.
Alexander McKay, a victim of the Tonquin Massacre, was his father and Dr. John McLoughlin was his stepfather.
He ranged widely, built Fort Boise, Idaho, guided gold-seekers to California.
He died on his farm near this point in the winter of 1849-1850.
HM NumberHM24WR
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Date Added Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:04pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 509530 N 5066110
Decimal Degrees45.74848333, -122.87746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 44.909', W 122° 52.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 44' 54.54" N, 122° 52' 38.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)503
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51875-51895 US-30, Scappoose OR 97056, US
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