E6 Stark Street Milestones

Mossy P2 embedded in the retaining wall of Lone Fir Cemetery.

Mossy P2

1958-2-16 “This was Portland” from the Oregon Journal

This was Portland Stark Markers story revealed

1958-2-16 “This was Portland” Oregon Journal Stark Markers story revealed

The story of the Stark Markers

The story of the Stark Markers as told by surveyor H.B. Schminky

Clipping from Gresham Outlook 1971

Clipping from Gresham Outlook 1971-7-8

A letter from 1854 from citizens of Clackamas County to the Clackamas County Commissioner asking for a road to be built from the Sandy River following the base line to the banks of the Willamette opposite Portland. 

…viewed the road from Sandy river to Portland commencing where the base line crosses said stream we find good ground immediately on the line until we get to the half mile corner within that distance of the river opposite Portland, we left the base line to the south and stake and blaze the road to the river bank where the base line corner stands on the east bank of the Willamette opposite the City of Portland.

Letter regarding building baseline road from Sandy river to Portland

Letter regarding building baseline road from Sandy river to Portland

Letter regarding building baseline road from Sandy river to Portland

Letter regarding building baseline road from Sandy river to Portland

Letter regarding building base line road from Sandy river to Portland

Signatures of citizens requesting a road be built from the Sandy river to Portland

Letter regarding building baseline road from Sandy river to Portland

Signature of 36 Clackamas County residents requesting a road.

Letter regarding building base line road from Sandy river to Portland

Letter regarding building base line road from Sandy river to Portland and completed by July 1854. (It was finished in November that year.)

Stark Street Markers (Mileposts) MP 2

Stark Street Markers (Mileposts) MP 2 embedded in the retaining wall of Lone Fir Cemetery near 23rd.

Stark Street Markers (Mileposts) MP 4

Stark Street Markers (Mileposts) MP 4 on the north side of the street at 61st street in the parking lot of United Methodist Church.

Stark Street Markers (Mileposts) MP 5

Stark Street Markers (Mileposts) MP 5 at 78th behind the dumpster of an upholstery shop.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P6 in the parking lot of Elmer's Pancake house

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P6 around 98th at the NE end of the Elmer’s Pancake house parking lot.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P7

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P7 this one is on the north side of the street at Ventura Park at 117th.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P9 sad state for this one, it's just sitting next to some apartment buildings with a towing sign to keep it company at around 158th.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P9 sad state for this one, it’s just sitting next to some apartment buildings with a towing sign to keep it company at around 158th.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P11 isn't a whole lot better off than P9 as far as location goes but that's the luck of the draw when you are a milestone.  At around 197th.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P11 isn’t a whole lot better off than P9 as far as location goes but that’s the luck of the draw when you are a milestone. At around 197th.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P13 was saved from being jack-hammered into rubble but it's still a bit worse for ware.  Thanks to the Gresham Historical Society it is still with us and sitting in it's rightful place at around 236th.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P13 was saved from being jack-hammered into rubble but it’s still a bit worse for ware. Thanks to the Gresham Historical Society it is still with us and sitting in it’s rightful place at around 236th.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P14 the last marker of our tour, is at 257th in a tree lined stretch nest to a MHCC parking lot.

Stark Street Markers (Milestones) P14 the last marker of our tour, is at 257th in a tree lined stretch nest to a MHCC parking lot.

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