In Honor of John Templeton Craig
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 14.937 W 121° 50.342
10T E 592689 N 4900179
Plaque at John Templeton Craig’s grave.
Waymark Code: WM4R6Q
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 09/22/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 21

This plaque is located off Ore Hwy 242 about 2.1 miles SW of Dee Wright Observatory.

Marker Name: In Honor of John Templeton Craig
Marker Text: March 1821 - December 1877
Pioneer mail-carrier over the wagon road he, himself, located and built, where the present highway runs.
He perished in a little log cabin near this point from exposure in a terrific storm while attempting to carry the mail over this route.
The adjacent tomb is the final resting place of his mortal remains.
Erected by the Oregon Rural Letter Carrier’s Association. 1930

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Lane

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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