The Pioneer Will . . . and the Pioneer Way
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N 42° 50.535 W 124° 32.319
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History sign at historic Hughes House in Cape Blanco State Park, Oregon.
Waymark Code: WM80KT
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/03/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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History sign at the historic Hughes House in Cape Blanco State Park.
Marker Name: The Pioneer Will . . . and the Pioneer Way
Marker Text: Imagine starting a farm from scratch on isolated, raw land, with no running water, refrigeration or electricity. Everything was hard; everything was physical.
Patrick and Jane Hughes came to Cape Blanco in the 1860s. They built this house in 1898.
The family cleared great stands of spruce, rooting out the stumps with teams of horses, to ready the land for their new life here, halfway around the world from their Irish homeland. The farmstead and the business they built was typical of 19th century American success.
After some 30 years here, Patrick and Jane Hughes had raised seven children, expanded their land base to 2,000 acres and managed a successful dairy heard of 100 cows.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Curry

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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