Josephine County, Oregon Historic Sites and Landmarks

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Golden Historic DistrictGolden Historic District
Wolf Creek, Oregon, USA

A mining camp named Golden was built here by prospectors who dug gold from Coyote Creek in the 1850s. Today it is a ghost town and state park, whose four surviving buildings include a pretty wooden church and a general store.

Wolf Creek HotelWolf Creek Hotel
Wolf Creek, OR, USA

This historic hotel in southern Oregon was built in 1883, catering to stagecoach travelers en route between San Francisco and Portland. Over the years it has sheltered numerous Hollywood and literary figures, including Mary Pickford, Clark Gable, Robert Redford, and Jack London. Now part of a state park, the Wolf Creek Inn is the oldest operating hotel in Oregon.

Oregon Caves Chateau
Oregon Caves National Monument, OR, USA

Completed in 1934, the structure is significant for the creative use of an extremely limited site spanning a gorge, its style and shaggy bark finish, and the high integrity the building, its furnishings, and site have been retained. The site also features stone retaining walls, fishponds, waterfalls, and walkways, all of which add to its rustic intimacy.

Zane Grey CabinZane Grey Cabin
Galice, Oregon, USA
1925-35

The home and retreat of author Zane Grey (1872-1939), who built the cabin in 1925 and occupied it until 1935.