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(The following two of four interpretive displays located in this park highlight the Applegate Trail):
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley a…
This cabin is a replica of Eugene Skinner's first home. The cabin was built in Oakridge, Oregon, by Lawrence Hills, Bud Pickens, and Jim White for Lane County Historical Society.
Eugene F Skinner
Eugene and Mary Skinner emigrated in 1845 to California, and then moved north to settle temporarily in Polk County. The Skinners selected a Donation Land Claim here at the head of the Willamette Valley in 1846 and Eugene, together with hired hands…
Early Settler of This Region For WhomThe City of Eugene and Skinner Butte is Named.According to Tradition, Skinner Built the
Area's First Cabin Near This Site, ca 1846.
Designated as a Eugene HistoricLandmark, 1975. Deeded to LaneCounty by Dr. Eva Johnson,Dec. 1975
Once described as "Eugene's pioneer colored citizen", and "one of the most industrious colored men in Eugene", Wiley Griffon was well known on the streets of Eugene. A tram operator, he drove the city's "horse" drawn trolleys. These trolleys prece…
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 Universi…
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 Universit…
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 t…