Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site

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Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site is located in Oregon
Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
Type Public, state
Location Josephine County, Oregon
Nearest city Grants Pass
Coordinates 42°41′43″N 123°23′46″W / 42.69515833°N 123.3959972°W / 42.69515833; -123.3959972Coordinates: 42°41′43″N 123°23′46″W / 42.69515833°N 123.3959972°W / 42.69515833; -123.3959972[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Wolf Creek Tavern
Wolf Creek Inn State Park in Oregon.jpg
Location Wolf Creek, Oregon
Built 1883
Architect Henry McIntosh, et al., Lewis Vaughn
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 72001081[2]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1972

Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The inn was built along the Applegate Trail in 1883 for Henry Smith, a local entrepreneur. It is the oldest continuously operating inn in the Pacific Northwest, and is the site where author Jack London completed his novel Valley of the Moon. It also housed actors from the early days of Hollywood when they wanted to escape from the studios. Clark Gable, Carol Lombard, and Orson Welles stayed at the inn. The inn was acquired by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in 1975. The restaurant and inn are still in operation.[3] The inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Wolf Creek Tavern in 1972.[2]

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