Wecome to Boston - Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site
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N 44° 27.638 W 123° 04.869
10T E 493544 N 4923039
History sign at Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site near Shedd, OR.
Waymark Code: WMWR5K
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/05/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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There are a variety of signs at the site which deal with specific details of the Mills.
This is one of a group of three signs which deal with the history of the Thompson’s Mills.
Text of the Sign:

Wecome to Boston
Entrepreneurs opened businesses to serve farmers who brought in their wheat to be ground, leading to the platting of the town of Boston in 1861.
In 1871, the railroad bypassed Boston to the west. Shortly thereafter the buildings were literally picked up and moved to the tracks. “Shedd’s Station” became the regional hub and Boston was no more.

Photo Captions:
In its heyday, Boston boasted a post office, stage stop, blacksmith, two stores and a saloon.
The mill was on the east edge of town.
Shedd’s Station was later shortened to “Shedd.”
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Linn

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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