Attractions: Museums/History

Dr. Wilhelm Keil founded here a Christian co-operative colony patterned after his colony at Bethel, Missouri. Musicians of the settlement made it widely famous. After Dr.

Established as Provisional Government Park in 1913 to commemorate May 2, 1843 meeting of the "Inhabitants of the Willamette Settlements" to organize a civil government.

The first trading post in the Willamette Valley was located on the Prairie Knoll just east of this point.

From 1845 to 1849, George Abernethy was the first Provisional Governor of the Oregon Country, which extended from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains and from California to Northe

Chief factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, philanthropist, and founder of Oregon City.

Was early the site of an Indian salmon fishing village.

Still in use below this point-were opened on New Years Day, 1873, when the steamer Maria Wilkins became the first vessel to navigate up the west end of Willamette Falls.

Oregon City - once known as Willamette Falls - was early the site of an Indian salmon fishing village.

Oregon City - supply point for pioneer emigrants was first located as a claim by Dr. John McLoughlin in 1829.

The Pioneer Road here detoured the Columbia River Rapids and Mount Hood to the Willamette Valley. The road at first followed an old Indian trail. The later name was Barlow Road.