McKee Bridge - Jackson County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 42° 07.557 W 123° 04.363
10T E 493989 N 4663763
Marker providing historic information about the McKee Covered Bridge
Waymark Code: WMMZ3H
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

This historic marker is located at the north end of historic McKee bridge, a covered bridge dating to 1917 that crosses the Applegate River. The marker was placed by the Applegate Valley Bicentennial Committee and the Southern Oregon Historical Society. The text of the marker reads:


This bridge was built in 1917 by Jason Hartman of Jacksonville. The site was donated by Adelbert "Deb" McKee, a ranch owner to the south, whose home had served as a stage station and halfway point between Jacksonville and the Blue Ledge copper mine which operated between 1906 and 1919. Relief horses were kept there for the six and eight horse teams hauling ore from the mine, and lodging and board were provided travelers.

Applegate Valley Bicentennial Committee
Southern Oregon Historical Society

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Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Southern Oregon

County: Jackson

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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