Philip Foster, one of Oregon’s earliest pioneers, was a leader in the establishment of Oregon. His farm and home in Eagle Creek played an important part in the history of the Barlow Road, which followed the south side of Mt. Hood as an alternative to the treacherous Columbia River route. Foster helped fund, build and operate the Barlow Road at various times between 1848 and 1865, guiding thousands of covered wagons into the Willamette Valley.
For the 2015 year, members of the Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society receive free admission and/or store discounts at the following historic sites in Clackamas County: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Museum of the Oregon Territory, Mount Hood Museum, Barclay House Gift Shop (at the McLoughlin House in Oregon City), and the Holmes House (aka Rose Farm). Simply show your JZH [...]
Welcome back, 4th graders! We’re looking forward to a full spring of Pioneer Life field trips. If you haven’t booked yours yet, there are still a few openings in the calendar. Take a look and make your reservation today.
The Trails Across Time Living History Immersion Program is growing like gangbusters! Students in grades 6-12 are learning, serving, teaching, dancing, and singing together for the benefit of the Philip Foster Farm. Estacada Web Academy and the Philip Foster Farm are collaborating on this program that brings together learning and service for kids with a [...]