Ahlberg Park

Ahlberg Park (HM2721)

Location: Grays River, WA 98621 Wahkiakum County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 21.268', W 123° 34.857'

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At the Historic Grays River Covered Bridge

Owned and operated by the Wahkiakum Community Foundation, the five-acre Ahlberg Park was purchased in 2007 with funding from private donors and the taxpayers of Washington State with the support of late County Commissioner Mark Linguist, State Representatives Brian Blake and Dean Takko, and State Senator Brian Hatfield.

The Grays River Covered Bridge was built in 1905 by the H.P. Ahlberg family, who owned property on both sides of Grays River. The bridge was covered in 1906 because the bridge planks were too slick for livestock to cross safely.

In the photo at below left, the newly built bridge can be seen with the Ahlberg family home in the background, on the north side of the river.

H.P. Ahlberg came to Grays River in 1873 and stayed in the area until 1911, when he went back to Sweden, his homeland.
The farm was purchased by his daughter's family, the Sorensons, who still own much of the property.

This bridge is listed in the National Historic Register.
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HM NumberHM2721
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByLenore Sorenson, Bonnie Linguist, and Karen Bertroch
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 455303 N 5133596
Decimal Degrees46.35446667, -123.58095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 21.268', W 123° 34.857'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 21' 16.08" N, 123° 34' 51.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)360
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26-32 Covered Bridge Rd, Grays River WA 98621, US
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