215 Miller Street

GEORGE MARSHALL HOME c.1862 -- Statement of Significance: George Marshall was an engineer for the tugboat "Marie Wilkins" (Charles Kellogg, captain), the first boat to traverse the newly opened Oregon City Locks on the Willamette River in 1873; the trip took 2-1/2 hours round trip. Marshall was born in 1830 in Southhampton, England and arrived in the United States at the age of 18. He established a donation land claim in the Oregon City area, and then moved to Canemah around 1856, where he worked as an engineer and machinist in the steamboat industry. The house is significant for its age, style, and for its association with pioneer and prominent citizen George Marshall.


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