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Born of a vision that was not to be fully realized, Junction City was platted in 1870 by Ben Holladay, the West Coast railroad promoter. Holladay was building the Oregon & California Railroad south from Portland, laying track on both the east and …
This picturesque building was the home of the city's first doctor. The home's one story back part was built prior to 1872 and was pulled by horses from the nearby community of Lancaster, about 2 miles northeast on Highway 99E. The two-story sectio…
Of this type of railway locomotive, only Engine 418 and a sister, Engine 293, remain. Engine 293 is on permanent display at a Leningrad museum in Russia. Engine 418 was built in Tampere, Finland, in 1904. In 1939-40 it saw services during the W…
Junction City was incorporated as a town on October 29, 1872 by an act of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. One of the first contracts let by the city was awarded May, 1873 to Thomas Humphrey to build a city jail which was completed at a cost of $8…
Early in the twentieth century, Danish immigrants settled in and around Junction City. Like most immigrants they came to stay and live like other Americans, but that did not mean abandoning their ethnic heritage. As one letter writer explained to …
Dedicated in 1862 inHonor of Daniel Smith.Pioneer of 1852. Donorof the Townsite.
This marks the Old Stage Route and theDaniel SmithDonation Land Claim Homesite 1852 - 1908Smithfield Dedicated in His Honor 1862
(The following two of four interpretive displays located in this park highlight the Applegate Trail): (First Display) 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.
Built By Eugene F Skinner 1846