We have a river in common
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 42° 50.480 W 124° 32.241
10T E 374370 N 4744341
History sign at Sixes River Overlook in Cape Blanco State Park, Oregon.
Waymark Code: WM80KN
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/03/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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One of two history signs at the Sixes River Overlook near the Hughes House in Cape Blanco State Park.
Marker Name: We have a river in common
Marker Text: For thousands of years, the Sixes River has been a source of food, transportation, and fun for all who have lived here.
Native Americans have used the Sixes River for generations. They called the river and the village at its mouth “Sekwetse,” according to Coquille and Siletz Tribal sources. Sekwetse means “Shinny stick,” a stick used in an Indian game similar to field hockey. When viewed from above, the river looks like a shinny stick.
The Hughes family and friends also used the river for fishing, picnics, swimming and boating. A favorite spot was “The Orchard Hole,” upstream near the family orchard. To this day, it is a popular fishing spot. Farther upstream was a shallow area called “The Ford” where animals and equipment could be taken across safely.
Salmon were commercially fished here in the late 1800s and were cleaned in the Hughes slaughterhouse.

Historic Topic: Native American

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Curry

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

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