Tauchman House - Wilsonville, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 45° 17.653 W 122° 46.469
10T E 517683 N 5015660
Marker in Boones Ferry City Park commemorating a historic structure at the cite.
Waymark Code: WM8X1R
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 05/24/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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Tauchman House

The Tauchman House overlooks the site of one of the Willamette River’s first ferry operations, started in 1847 by Daniel Boone’s grandson, Col. Alphonso Boone.

In early days, the ferry boat transported passengers, wagons and livestock across the river. Ferry service was offered day and night. Customers would summon the ferry operator by ringing a bell from either side of the river. Later, steamboats ushered in a bustling new era of commerce, docking at Wilsonville for fuel, passengers, mail goods and produce.

Built in the 1870’s the building began as a two-room cabin. It was expanded in the early 1900s, becoming the residence of Capt. Emil Tauchman, who took over the ferry operation in 1909 and piloted the ferry for the next 30 years. Mrs. Tauchman planted the fir trees that now tower over the property.

The house was remodeled in 1948 and the property was eventually sold to the city, becoming the community’s first city park. Beginning in 1971, the building served for five years as Wilsonville’s city hall.
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Clackamas

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

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