George K. Gay Monument
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Coyote
N 45° 04.499 W 123° 04.313
10T E 494341 N 4991282
George Kirby Gay Monument and Yamhill/Polk County Line
Waymark Code: WM9C48
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07/30/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 7

George Kirby Gay (August 15, 1810 – October 7, 1882) was an English sailor and later settler in the Oregon Country. He was a member of the Willamette Cattle Company that brought livestock to Oregon and built the first brick house in the United States west of the Rocky Mountains. Gay also participated in the Champoeg Meetings that created a provisional government in what would become the U.S. state of Oregon.
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Polk

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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