Philip Foster Farm

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Philip Foster Farm
Philip Foster Farm - Eagle Creek Oregon.jpg
Location 22725 SE Eagle Creek Road, Eagle Creek, Oregon, USA
Nearest city Estacada, Oregon
Coordinates 45°21′32″N 122°21′12″W / 45.358765°N 122.353449°W / 45.358765; -122.353449Coordinates: 45°21′32″N 122°21′12″W / 45.358765°N 122.353449°W / 45.358765; -122.353449
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1843
NRHP Reference # 80003305[1]
Added to NRHP August 15, 1980

Philip Foster Farm is a historic site in Eagle Creek, Oregon, United States, near the city of Estacada. The farm is part of a 640-acre (260 ha) land claim purchased in 1847 by American pioneer Philip Foster. Foster built a store, house, barn, and other structures at the farm. The farmhouse and barn still stand, and replicas of the store, blacksmith shop and log cabin have been built on the site.

The Farm is located on the last leg of the Barlow Road, and was an important rest stop for travelers on the Oregon Trail.

Exteriors of the Farm are accessible year-round, with interpretive signage. The website at http://philipfosterfarm.com lists visiting hours to see the interiors, with costumed interpreters. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and hosts thousands of school children each year for their hands-on Pioneer Life field trips. The Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society, which owns and operates the site, jokes that Foster Farm is the "First destination resort in the Oregon Territory."

Some students at the nearby Summit Learning Charter school come to volunteer and help with tours. They also help with events, and when you arrive at the Farm, are dressed as Pioneers. Coming by is a lovely way to further your child's knowledge of Oregon History.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

2. An anonymous employee at Philip Foster Farms.

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