Canemah, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 45° 20.709 W 122° 37.466
10T E 529422 N 5021361
This sign is located in the upper portion of old town Canemah.
Waymark Code: WMC1AH
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07/13/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 6

Here is the text from the sign:

Before the coming of the white immigration, the flat area above the falls was a native encampment called "Kanim" or "Canoe Place". In 1844 Absolom Hedges staked out a donation land claim and platted it in 1849 naming the area Falls City. The first of several Stern-Wheelers was built by Hedged in 1850-51 and the community became a boat building center and portage town linking the upper Willamette Valley to the lower below the falls. Several years later the name changed to Canemah, the anglicized version of "Kanim". In 1873, with the completion of the locks, the need to portage around the falls was eliminated; Canemah began to assume the character of a residential area. By 1928, the community petitioned Oregon City for annexation; and was placed on the National Historic Register in 1978.
Old Home Forum.:
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Metro/Portland

County: Clackamas

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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