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  1. Champoeg Historical Marker

    “Champooick,” a Calapooya Indian village, was first visited by hunters and fur traders of Astor’s Fur Company in 1811, and by 1831 the first farms were settled on French Prairie to the southwest by retired French-Canadian employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company.  Because of its…

    Location: Champoeg State Park, Newberg, OR 97132
  2. Champoeg State Heritage Area

    Situated on the south bank of the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg’s acres of forest, fields and wetlands recreate the landscape of a bygone era. Visitors can tour the park’s visitor center, Newell House, and Pioneer Mother’s Log Cabin museums to discover pioneer life at Champoeg.…

    Location: 7679 Champoeg Rd NE, St. Paul, OR 97137
  3. Chateau at The Oregon Caves

    This historic lodge, built in 1934, retains its original charm. Designed and built in a marble canyon, the six-story Chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument has  rustic charm in a serene wooded setting. The Oregon Public Broadcasting special “Great Lodges of the National Parks” describes…

    Location: 20000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523
  4. Cheadle Lake Recreation Area

    The original property at Cheadle Lake, a donation land claim, contained a small pond with lots of swampy ground. The settler family developed a creamery and sold cheese to folks passing on the Santiam Wagon Road (east of the lake is a kiosk designated to…

    Location: Hwy 20, Lebanon, OR 97355
  5. City of Dufur

    Dufur is a small, rural agricultural community that’s striving to preserve its local history through buildings, museums and festivals. Dufur’s location is close enough to metropolitan populations (2 hours from Portland) to allow “city dwellers” the opportunity to experience some of what rural Oregon has…

    Location: 040 Main Street, Dufur, OR 97021
  6. City of Rogue River

    Local communities in Southern Oregon are building the Rogue River Recreational Corridor and Greenway. It’s best described as an emerald necklace of parks and public-access areas along the Rogue River connected by a ribbon of greenway trail spanning 30 miles from Grants Pass to Central Point. …

    Location: Depot Street Bridge, Rogue River, OR 97537
  7. Cloud Cap Inn

    The Cloud Cap Inn (or Chalet) is a special building located in a very beautiful place, at the 6,000 foot level of the north side of Mt. Hood. It is also an old and historic place, built in 1889, that represents a time in the…

    Location: Mt. Hood National Forest, Parkdale, OR 97041
  8. Collier Memorial State Park

    Collier Memorial State Park & Logging Museum features an outdoor museum of historic logging equipment and a Pioneer Village with nine historic log structures. The park is situated in a beautiful setting among large old-growth ponderosa pines at the confluence of crystal-clear Spring Creek and…

    Location: 46000 Hwy 97 N., Chiloquin, OR 97624
  9. Cougar Dam

    Cougar Dam, on the south fork of the scenic McKenzie River, is just off the McKenzie/Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.  The dam demonstrates some cutting-edge efforts in support of the Willamette Hatcheries Biological Opinion Project and migrating salmon.  A temperature control tower takes water of various…

    Location: Cougar Dam
  10. Covered Bridges of South Douglas County

    An estimated 450 covered bridges were built in Oregon between 1905 and 1925. By 1977 that number had dwindled to 56. Today there are only 50 covered bridges in Oregon that were designed or built for vehicular traffic. While most of Oregon’s remaining covered bridges…

    Location: 207 N.W. Pleasant St., Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
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