Historical Markers have a history of their own. Many were built
by the Oregon Department of Transportation in the 1940's, 50's and
60's. They are majestic, routed wood signs made from native Port
Orford cedar and routed by master craftsmen. When the Travel Information
Council adopted the program in 1991, signs had not been built for
many years and many were suffering the effects of Oregon's climate.
Travel Information Council is currently restoring old markers with
the assistance of dedicated volunteers. Recent markers tell their
tales through panels of colorful text and graphics mounted on cedar
frames and posts. Old and new markers not only tell the stories
of Oregon, they reflect the changing perspective of Oregon history.
a region on the map below to explore Historical Markers across Oregon:
Coast | Metro
Portland | Willamette
Valley | Central
Oregon | Eastern