Chapter Historical Markers


These are the historical markers placed by the Susannah Lee Barlow Chapter.

The Barlow Monument

MARKER NAME: The Barlow Monument

DESCRIPTION: Two bronze tablets. Second tablet inscribed. Original monument a large boulder erected by Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers in 1923 and dedicated July 7, 1925. Bronze tablet on large boulder to Susannah Lee Barlow, wife of Samuel K. Barlow.

LOCATION: Mt. Hood Loop Highway just east of Government Camp in Barlow Monument State Park on 25 foot plot. The monument is directly across the street from the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum, 88900 E Hwy 26, Business Loop, P.O. Box 55, Government Camp, Oregon 97028.

INSCRIPTION:  
Susannah Lee Barlow
 wife of S. K. Barlow
 a Real Daughter of the
American Revolution and
 the real Madonna of the
Barlow Trail.
Arrived in Oregon City
December 25, 1845.
Placed by
Susannah Lee Barlow and
Multnomah Chapters
D.A.R.
1923

DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: 1923


Johnson Creek Plaque

MARKER NAME: Johnson Creek
DESCRIPTION: Bronze Plaque

LOCATION: Bridge over Johnson Creek, Milwaukie

INSCRIPTION:

JOHNSON CREEK
Named for Rev. William Johnson, a Pioneer of 1867
Whose mill on this creek supplied lumber for many
Pioneer homes.
Crossed at this point by many pioneers of
1846-47-48
In whose honor
This tablet is place by the
Daughters of the American Revolution  
Of Oregon  
A.D. 1922

DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: March 1923
DISPOSITION: Removed during the installation of the current, county bridge. In storage or lost.

Dr. Forbes Barclay


MARKER NAME: Dr. Forbes Barclay
DESCRIPTION: Bronze Tablet

LOCATION: Barclay House, 719 Center Street, Oregon City, Oregon

DIRECTIONS: From I-205, Take exit #9/OR-99E/Oregon City/Gladstone for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto McLoughlin Blvd (OR-99E) toward OR-99E,  S. Canby, for  0.5 miles, Turn left onto 10th St. 416 feet.  Continue on Singer Hill Road for 0.1 miles. Bear left onto 7th Street for 180 feet, turn left onto Center Street for 150 feet.


INSCRIPTION: 

DR. FORBES BARCLAY

1812-1873

Dr. Forbes Barclay left

Scotland in 1839 for Fort

Vancouver, (Washington), where

He became Chief Physician

for Hudson's Bay Company.

He moved to Oregon City

in 1850 where he practiced

medicine for many years.

He was one of Oregon City's

Early Mayors, Councilman

for 9 years, Coroner for

18 years, and Superintendent

of the first public school

for 15 years. 

Susannah Lee Barlow Chapter

Daughters of the 

American Revolution

Dedicated August 15th, 1948


DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: August 15, 1948



Baker Log Cabin

MARKER NAME: Baker Log Cabin   
DESCRIPTION: Bronze Tablet
LOCATION: Carver, Clackamas County, Oregon

DIRECTIONS: From I-205,  take Exit #12A at Clackamas onto Highway 212/224 for 3 1/2 miles.  

Internet mapping programs will find us as "Baker Cabin Site - Oregon City".  Keep right at junction onto Highway 224, go 1 mile to Carver Junction. In Carver, bear to the right, down the hill, across the bridge. Turn left, go about 1/8 mile to S. Hattan Road (across from County Park). Turn right, up the hill (heading south), go about 1/8 mile to junction of S. Gronlund Road. Baker Cabin and Pioneer Church Historical Site is on the right.  

From I-205
Take Exit #10, Hwy 213, east toward Oregon City for 1/8 mile.
Take first right, turn right again to cross under the highway.
Continue through the round-about onto Clackamas River Road.  

If Clackamas River Road is closed; detour by taking a right turn off of Clackamas River Road onto S. Forsythe Rd. Follow Forsythe approx. 5 miles to 1st stop sign at S. Bradley Rd. Turn right on S. Bradley. Then take first left onto S. Gronlund Rd. Proceed down the hill to BCHS site at junction with S. Hattan Rd.

If South Clackamas River Road is open; proceed about 5 - 6 miles to stop sign. Continue straight ahead and take next right (south) onto S. Hattan Rd. Go up the hill about 1/8 mile to site at junction with South Gronlund Road. The Baker Cabin and Pioneer Church Historical Site is on the right.

INSCRIPTION:  

Baker Log Cabin

In memory of 

Horace and Jane Baker, 

who settled here in 

the fall of 1846. The

 log cabin  was built  in1856.

Baker established a Ferry across the

Clackamas River near 

here in 1872. Stone from

his quarry was used on 

Oregon City Locks and 

buildings in Portland,

Oregon

Old Timers Association

of Oregon

Susannah Lee Barlow Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution

July 18, 1948


DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: July 18, 1948


Dogwood Tree Marker

MARKER NAME: Dogwood Tree at the Neidermeyer Home   
DESCRIPTION: Bronze plaque originally placed on the home grounds where the Dogwood tree was located at 3235 Harrison Street, Milwaukie, Oregon  

LOCATION: After the tree fell down in a storm, the stone was relocated at the Milwaukie Museum, 3737 SE Adams St., Milwaukie, Oregon, 97222-5917.  

DIRECTIONS: From McLoughlin Blvd (99E): exit onto Milwaukie Expressway (Hwy. 224) east. Turn north on 37th St. Go two blocks, at tracks turn right onto Railroad Ave., then immediate left into Museum parking lot.  From I-205: exit onto Milwaukie Expressway (Hwy. 224) west. Turn north on 37 St., and follow directions above.

INSCRIPTION:


This Native Pacific
Dogwood over 100
Years old - the
Largest in the United
States - Height 65 feet, circum. 7 feet.
Susannah Lee Barlow Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
April 27, 1952

DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: April 27, 1952



SLB DAR Marker

Lee Marker

MARKER NAME: Barlow, Susannah Lee (Real Daughter)
DESCRIPTION: Grave Marker

LOCATION: Barlow Cemetery, 24177-24349 South Barlow Road, Canby, Clackamas, Oregon

DIRECTIONS: South on Pacific Hwy. 99E  through Canby. Turn west at stoplight on S. Barlow Road. Cemetery is on the left.

DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: June 14, 1955




Sarah Lee Matlock Thompson

MARKER: Thompson, Sarah Mattock  
DESCRIPTION: DAR Description “Grave marker – Daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier born 1794 died July 23, 1877. Parents names not given. Grave located next to Susannah Lee Barlow.”

LOCATION: Barlow Cemetery, 24177-24349 South Barlow Road, Canby, Clackamas, Oregon.

DIRECTIONS: South on Pacific Hwy. 99 through Canby. Turn west at stoplight on South Barlow Road. Cemetery is on the left. INSCRIPTION: (On Stone)

Sarah Thompson
died
July 23, 1877
In her 83d year
She died as she lived a Christian

DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: Unknown
DISPOSITION: Missing                   



The Susannah Lee Barlow Chapter placed two markers in honor of Dr. John McLoughlin. Both makers are missing, but documentation has been found on one. The markers are listed separately below.

MARKER NAME: McLoughlin, Dr. John
DESCRIPTION: Marker

LOCATION: OSSDAR records state: [On the promenade at edge of cliff overlooking Oregon City]. The McLoughlin house is at 713 Center Street, Oregon City, Oregon.



DIRECTIONS: Take exit #9/OR-99E/Oregon City/Gladstone. 0.3 mi, turn left onto McLoughlin Blvd (OR-99E) toward OR-99E S/Canby. 0.5 mi, turn left onto 10th St. 416 ft., continue on Singer Hill Rd. 0.1 mi, bear left onto 7th St. 180 ft., turn left onto Center St. 150 ft.

INSCRIPTION: It is unknown if the first and second marker said the same thing.
   
DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: June 14, 1955
DISPOSITION: Missing




McLoughlin Promenade stone without  marker

MARKER NAME: McLoughlin Promenade   
DESCRIPTION: Marker
LOCATION: Promenade and 5th, at edge of the cliff over looking Oregon City.

DIRECTIONS: Take exit #9/OR-99E/Oregon City/Gladstone. 0.3 miles, Turn left onto McLoughlin Blvd (OR-99E) toward OR-99E S/Canby. 0.5 miles, Turn left onto 10th St. 416 feet, Continue on Singer Hill Road. 0.1 miles, Turn right on High Street. Promenade is behind buildings on the right.


INSCRIPTION:
McLoughlin Promenade
In 1829 this land was claimed by Dr. John
McLoughlin, Chief Factor, Hudson’s Bay Company.
Construction of the mills was started in 1842.
In 1844 the townsite below the bluff was surveyed
By Jesse Applegate as Oregon City, and was
Incorporated by the provisional government.
More land on the hill was surveyed in 1849 and
The space between the edge of the bluff and
The first tier of lots was donated by
Dr. John McLoughlin for a Promenade for
The inhabitants of Oregon City.”

Marker erected June 13, 1964 by
Susannah Lee Barlow Chapter DAR.

DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: June 13, 1964

DISPOSITION: Missing


Holmes Donation Marker


MARKER NAME: Holmes Donation Land Claim
DESCRIPTION: Bronze plaque
LOCATION: Oregon City, on Thora B. Gardner Jr. High School Grounds, 180 Ethel St., Oregon City, Oregon  97045

DIRECTIONS: Turn on Ethel Street off of Linn Lane between Holmes and Warner Milne. The school is at the end of the street. The marker is under the flagpole in the front parking lot.

INSCRIPTION:
HOLMES CLAIM
William L. and Louisa Holmes.
Pioneers of 1843.
Staked their
 claim here in 1844. In 1845 the
Provisional
Legislature met in
Oregon City and elected Holmes
Sheriff of
Clackamas District
which then extended eastward to
the Rocky
Mountains he served
 for 11 years. Their Rose Farm Home
 here
adjacent, was completed in
1848 and served as a political
and
social center for the Territorial
Governor. Joseph Lane gave his

 inaugural address here.
Susannah Lee Barlow Chapter D A R 1968
 
DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: October 1, 1968

Mrs. Marshall Dana

MARKER NAME: Dana, Martha McKeown  
DESCRIPTION: Memorial marker 
LOCATION: Newell House, 8089 Champoeg Road NE, St Paul, Oregon 97137-97

DIRECTIONS: From I-5, Take exit #278/Donald/Aurora National Historic District,
0.2 miles.  Bear right onto Ehlen Road NE toward Champoeg Park 2.5 miles. Continue on Yergen Rd NE. 1.0 miles, turn right onto Case Road NE for about 1.4 miles. Continue on Champoeg Road NE, about 1.0 miles, Arrive at Champoeg Road NE. The trip takes 27.7 miles and 32 minutes..

INSCRIPTION:
IN MEMORY OF
MRS. MARSHALL N. DANA
HONORARY STATE REGENT
PRESENTED BY
SUSANNAH LEE BARLOW
CHAPTER DAR

DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: September 14, 1975


Lt. Joseph Dodge


MARKER NAME: Lt. Joseph Dodge, Revolutionary War Soldier   
DESCRIPTION: DAR Insignia on Grave Stone
LOCATION: Middletown Cemetery, Andover, Vermont   
  
CHAPTER: Susannah Lee Barlow 

DATE PLACED or DEDICATED: Andover, Vermont


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