Canemah (HM25GF)

Location: Oregon City, OR 97045 Clackamas County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 20.8', W 122° 37.245'

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Before the coming of the white immigration, the flat area above the falls was a native encampment called "Kanim" or "Canoe Place". In 1844 Absolom Hedges staked out a donation land claim and platted it in 1849 naming the area Falls City. The first of several Stern-Wheelers was built by Hedges in 1850-51 and the community became a boat building center and portage town linking the upper Willamette Valley to the lower below the falls. Several years later the name was changed to Canemah, the anglicized version of "Kanim". In 1873, with the completion of the locks, the need to portage around the falls was eliminated; Canemah began to assume the character of a residential area. By 1928, the community petitioned Oregon City for annexation; and was placed on the National Historic Register in 1978.
HM NumberHM25GF
Placed ByOld Home Forum
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Date Added Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 529709 N 5021531
Decimal Degrees45.34666667, -122.62075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 20.8', W 122° 37.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 20' 48" N, 122° 37' 14.7" W
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Area Code(s)503
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210-504 Hedges St, Oregon City OR 97045, US
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