Oregon City

California State Historic Landmark 807

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

Plaque Photo:

#807 Oregon City
Entering California over the Applegate and Lassen Trails, a party of Oregonians, captained by Peter H. Burnett, arrived here in Autumn of 1848 to establish the town of Oregon City. Burnett, little more than a year later, became the first Civil Governor of California. Oregon City, for a time, continued to prosper as a gold mining and supply center and then declined into virtual oblivion.

Site Photo:



Oregon Gulch Rd (PM 5.5), just S of intersection with Derrick Rd, between Oroville and Cherokee.

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Donald Laird