Kings Valley Millstone - Corvallis, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 44° 33.309 W 123° 16.446
10T E 478230 N 4933571
This millstone and historical marker reside in a memorial rose garden within Avery Park and Natural Area.
Waymark Code: WMY5Q2
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 04/26/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

A metal plaque on a millstone static display reads:

This is one of the first mill stones or burns to be used in this section of Oregon. This was originally quarried in France and shipped around the horn from New York in 1850 by sailing vessel. In 1852, was transported by oxen team from Portland to Kings Valley and set up and operated by Roland Chambers on the banks of the Luckiamute River, as one of the first three grist mills in the state. This stone was in constant use for over 60 years. Many of the children and grandchildren of the Kings valley homesteaders still live in this area.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Benton

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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