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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29OU_haldane-buzz-holmstrom_Coquille-OR.html
In November, 1937, Buzz Holmstrom, a service station attendant from Coquille, became the first person to run the Green and Colorado Rivers alone. His eleven-hundred-mile solo journey in a handmade wooden boat brought him national acclaim. After ru…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29NV_spruce-soldiers_Coquille-OR.html
Aircraft proved their military worth during World War I—initially for observation purposes, and later for the support of ground troops and bombing. When the United States entered the war in 1917, air supremacy was hotly contested and airplan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29MA_the-first-people_Lake-Oswego-OR.html
In Prehistoric Times Fifteen thousand years ago, the mouth of the Tualatin River was located at Like Oswego. The river's course changed when the cataclysmic Missoula floods poured down the Columbia Basin and inundated the Willamette Valley. The…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29AC_iron-company-workers-cottage_Lake-Oswego-OR.html
This cottage is the last survivor of cottages built for workers in Oswego's iron industry. It was probably built in the late 1870s or early 1880s by Albert Clinefelter or Lucien Davidson, local carpenters who constructed many buildings for the iro…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM295S_george-rogers-house-1929_Lake-Oswego-OR.html
George M. Rogers purchased this lot in 1918 and lived in its existing small house until 1929, when he engaged Van Evera Bailey, a noted Portland architect, to design this unique Arts and Crafts/Mediterranean style residence. Exterior is distinguis…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28XX_junction-city-a-brief-history_Junction-City-OR.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28XD_lee-house_Junction-City-OR.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28XC_locomotive-418_Junction-City-OR.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28W6_junction-citys-first-jail_Junction-City-OR.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28VC_ebenezer-schoolhouse_Monroe-OR.html
On this knoll stood Ebenezer School- house, built in 1850. The first school in the historic Belknap settlement, it was also used for Methodist Sunday school and class meetings. In 1854, the second Methodist Conference on the West Coast was…
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