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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25Q0_early-traveler-accommodations_Wolf-Creek-OR.html
Between 1846 and 1856 the Applegate Trail through Josephine County became a major travel corridor for settles, miners, freighters and those trekking between Oregon and California. Where the well-traveled route crossed the valley of Wolf Creek, a s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PX_the-apple-gate-trail_Wolf-Creek-OR.html
In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort Hall. This route offered emigrants an alternative to the perilous "last leg" of the Oregon Trail down the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25P4_pinot-noir_Roseburg-OR.html
Oregon's successful and widely recognized wine industry can be traced to this place, where Richard Sommer first planted Pinot noir grapes in 1961. The Umpqua and Willamette valleys' climates and topographies are much like those of European wine re…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25P3_history-of-the-grist-wheel_Myrtle-Creek-OR.html
Used in the grist mill built in 1853-54 by Lazarus Wright. The mill was located next to the planked bridge crossing in the 'village' of Myrtle Creek near the current location of the Dairy Queen. The mill was managed by John Hall, the founder of My…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25P0_brownsville_Brownsville-OR.html
A Town with Ancient Beginnings and Many Names Long before the first pioneer settlers arrived here in the 1840's, this area was occupied by the ancient Mound Builders and then the Kalapuya Indians. The relative ease of finding food in the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25OZ_historic-philomath-college-building_Philomath-OR.html
Philomath college was chartered November 1865, as the United Brethren School for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and California. ┬áThe name combines two Greek words meaning love of learning. ┬áThe building's center structure was completed in Se…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25NK_camp-adair_Corvallis-OR.html
The US War Department ultimately selected 55,000 acres at this location for an infantry training site in 1941. Temporary quarters were constructed, and the site was dedicated as Camp Adair in 1942. Camp Adair was designed to train two divisions at…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25NI_the-trailblazers_Corvallis-OR.html
The 70th Infantry Division was activated on 15 June 1943 as "Oregon's Own" and was named "The Trailblazers" in honor of the Oregon Trail Centennial. After a year of training here at Camp Adair the Division moved to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri for f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25NH_the-timberwolves_Corvallis-OR.html
The 104th Infantry Division was activated on 15 September 1942, at Camp Adair and was named "The Timberwolves." After 18 months of training at Camp Adair and maneuvers in Eastern Oregon and the California-Arizona desert, they moved to Camp Carson,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25NG_the-wild-west-division_Corvallis-OR.html
The 91st Infantry Division was originally activated 5 September 1917 at Camp Lewis, Washington and designated the "Wild West Division." The battle cry "Powder River! Let'er Buck!" was adopted in 1918. During World War I the division fought in the …
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