Eagle Creek, Oregon
Children's, General, History, Park
Philip Foster was one of Oregon's earliest settlers, arriving with his family by ship via Cape Horn and the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in 1843. He played an important part in Oregon's early history, serving as the first Treasurer of the Provisional Government in 1844 and 1845. Foster was also an entrepreneur, partnering with Sam Barlow in constructing the Barlow Road in 1846, operating a store in Oregon City, and founding a flourmill and cattle company with Dr.
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The mission of our society is to promote the study, knowledge and understanding of Polk County History. To this end the Society pays for the local 4th grade students to visit the museum as a part of their local history study. We reimburse the admissions and bus costs from donated memorial funds.