Peter Skene Ogden Park (south)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 23.526 W 121° 11.590
10T E 643904 N 4917011
Sign on southwest tower of old Hwy. 97 bridge.
Waymark Code: WMKQ0
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 08/10/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 24

Sign on southwest tower of old Hwy. 97 bridge at the Peter Skene Ogden Scenic Wayside.

Marker Name: Peter Skene Ogden Park
Marker Text: Peter Skene Ogden was born at Quebec in 1794. He explored central Oregon for the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1825 and in December of the year discovered Crooked River not far from this spot. He died at Oregon City in 1854.

Land for this park was given to the State of Oregon by the Oregon Trunk Railway.

There is a second sign with bridge facts on the southeast tower.

This bridge constructed under cooperative agreement by The State of Oregon, the County of Jefferson, and the County of Deschutes. General contractors Kuckenberg & Wittman, Portland Oregon. Structural steel erectors Booth & Pomeroy Inc., Portland Oregon. Oregon State Highway Commission Engineers. 1926.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Jefferson

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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