Judah Parker County Park - Bandon, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 43° 08.539 W 124° 20.614
10T E 390740 N 4777495
Quick Description: This Coos County Park, as largely undeveloped but has a nice day-use picnic area, near the Coquille River between Coquille and Bandon at a location near where Judah Parker founded a town called Parkersburg in 1876.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2009 6:02:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM5VE2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member martycook
Views: 1

Long Description:

Establsished 1957

In the year 1874 on this and adjoining
property Captain Judah Parker and
partners built and operated the first
steam sawmill and steam tug on the
Coquille River. A year later Captain
Parker, with the assistance of the
settlers and farmers diverted the
entrance of the Coquille River, thus
performing the first harbor work
of the Pacific Coast. This opened
the Coquille River Valley to ocean
going traffic. His foresight was
such that the entrance essentially
remains today as originally conceived.

Donated in 1957 to Coos County

Name: Judah Parker County Park

Street Location: off Highway 42

Local Municipality: Bandon

State/Province, etc.: Oregon

Country: United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

Picnic Facilities: Table, fireplaces

Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Date Established: Not listed

Recreational Facilities: Not listed

Monuments/Statues: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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