Historic Oakland - Oakland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 43° 25.301 W 123° 17.965
10T E 475762 N 4807687
Wooden marker located in small park near downtown Oakland
Waymark Code: WMG7ZM
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/26/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 2

This large wooden historic marker is located in the small park on the west side of First Street, between the railroad line and historic downtown Oakland. The sign reads:

HISTORIC OAKLAND
  ESTABLISHED IN 1851 BY DR. DORSEY S. BAKER, THE TOWN WAS
MOVED TO THE PRESENT SITE IN 1872 WHEN THE O&C RAILROAD
REACHED THIS POINT. ALONZO F. BROWN FOUNDED THE NEW TOWN.
FIRES DESTROYED THE WOODEN BUILDINGS. THE EXISTING BRICK
BUILDINGS WERE CONSTRUCTED IN THE 1890'S. THE ECONOMY
THEN AND NOW IS MAINLY AGRICULTURAL.
WELCOME TO OAKLAND - ENJOY YOUR VISIT

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Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Douglas

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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