Asa Lovejoy - Portland, OR
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N 45° 30.541 W 122° 40.797
10T E 525000 N 5039548
Asa Lovejoy co-founded Portland with Francis Pettygrove.
Waymark Code: WM14BWJ
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/07/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Asa Lovejoy 1808 - 1882
Lawyer, legislator, member of the constitutional convention of 1857, mayor of Oregon City and founder with Francis Pettygrove of Portland. Lovejoy And Pettygrove purchased the squatters claim of William Overton and in 1845 platted16 blocks, the townsite of present day Portland. Lovejoy wanted to name the new town Boston and Pettygrove, Portland. They flipped a penny and Pettygrove, from Maine, won. Lovejoy subsequently sold his interest to Pettygrove but remained active in state and local affairs and was widely esteemed as one of Oregon’s earliest and finest citizens.
Lang Syne Society of Portland - 1993.
Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Metro/Portland

County: Multnomah

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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