Genesis of a City

Genesis of a City (HM275T)

Location: Eugene, OR 97401 Lane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 3.642', W 123° 5.843'

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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, built a small, one-room cabin. The Skinners moved into their "new home in the far off west" in May 1847, and "for 4 months less 3 days," Eugene recalled, "Mary never saw the face of a White woman, or child excep[t] our own...."

Like many pioneers, the Skinner were industrious. They hired men to till the prairie and plant wheat, established an orchard, and in April 1851, Eugene Skinner began platting a town. From modest beginnings at Skinner's Butte, the city of Eugene emerged as the largest town in the upper Willamette Valley.
HM NumberHM275T
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] OPALROSE  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 492200 N 4878619
Decimal Degrees44.06070000, -123.09738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 3.642', W 123° 5.843'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 3' 38.52" N, 123° 5' 50.58" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Cheshire Ave, Eugene OR 97401, US
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