River Road, Cottage Grove, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gypsie2
N 43° 47.845 W 123° 03.904
10T E 494765 N 4849375
Historical sign near downtown Cottage Grove gives information on the history of this particular road.
Waymark Code: WMNM9J
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 04/02/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

The plaque reads:
"River Road - Historic Trail to Modern Highway - Roads and rights-of-way were serious public considerations on the Oregon frontier. Market roads, territorial roads, and county roads were the lifelines of commerce and communication. River Road - the road upon which you are standing - was once a Kalpuya Indian trail and in 1846 it became part of the Applegate Trail. With the discovery of gold in 1848 the trail quickly became the "Road to California". River Road became part of the Territorial Road from Eugene to Roseberg during the 1850s, a stage route in the 1860s and was Cottage Grove's first main street. During the 1910s it became part of the Pacific Highway, the major north-south corridor, which in time reached from Canada to Mexico."
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

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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