California Historical Landmarks in Butte County

California Historical Landmark 807
Oregon City
Oregon Gulch Road at Oregon City Trail
Founded 1848

California Historical Landmark #807: Oregon City
  California Historical Landmark #807: Oregon City
24 April 2013
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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.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 807

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California Heritage Council, Butte County Historical Society, Schoolmates Club, and Mr. James Lenhof, May 8, 1966.

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