Types: Heritage Sites

Provisional Government Park Cottonwood – Heritage Tree

This black cottonwood is prominent in photographs taken in 1900 and 1901 to document where the vote for a Provisional Government in Oregon took place. Francis X. Matthieu, the last living participant of the 1843 vote, is shown setting the…

Newell Pioneer Village

Small event or meeting space overlooking Champoeg State Heritage Area. Maximum occupancy 50. Outdoor garden space suitable for family gatherings for up to 100 guests.

Historic Dundee Community Center

The Historic Dundee Community Center was built from 1914 to 1915, and in 1986, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The local Yamhill County Historical Society recognizes the building for its contribution to the community and for…

Hoover-Minthorn Pear – Heritage Tree

This Winter Nelis pear tree, planted in 1879, is associated with the boyhood years of President Herbert Hoover. When the 11-year-old Hoover arrived here from Iowa in 1885 to live with his uncle John Minthorn and family, he joined his…

Ewing Young Oak – Heritage Tree

Ewing Young, a former fur trapper and trader, settled in the Chehalem Valley in 1834 and died there in 1841. His death directly led to the Champoeg Meeting and the beginning of the organization of the Provisional Government in 1843….

Baker/Russell Black Walnut – Heritage Tree

Andrew J. Baker, who arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1843 as part of the Great Migration, planted the black walnut in 1870 next to his house, built in 1852. The house, which still stands at this site, was used…

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