Williamson River
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 42° 38.525 W 121° 52.790
10T E 591831 N 4721678
Oregon History Marker at Collier State Park on U.S. Hwy. 97.
Waymark Code: WM2J2F
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/09/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 30

This Oregon History Marker is located in the Collier State Park Day Use Area off U.S. Hwy. 97.

Marker Name: Williamson River
Marker Text: A Pacific Railroad Survey party searching for a practicable route for a railroad to connect the Sacramento Valley with the Columbia River passed near this point bound north on August 20, 1855. Lieutenant R.S. Williamson headed the party with 2nd Lieutenant Henry I. Abbot second in command. Among the officers in the Army escort were Lieutenant Phil S. Sheridan and Lieutenant George Crook. Dr. J.S. Newberry was the Chief Scientist with the survey party.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Klamath

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