To construct a memorial in Beaverton, Oregon to HONOR our
forefathers who fought in the Revolutionary War and to
EDUCATE the world about the revolution and the price and
responsibilities of FREEDOM.
This project is spearheaded by the Lewis & Clark Chapter, Oregon Sons of the American Revolution.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
General Francis Marion shows up in Marion County
May 2, 2018, marks the 175th anniversary of the vote at Champoeg to form
Oregon's first provisional government. To commemorate this, the Marion
County Commissioners held a meeting at Champoeg Visitor Center. Lewis
& Clark Chapter President, Michael Tieman, appeared as General
Francis Marion, a fierce adversary of the British in South Carolina
during the Revolutionary War. Marion County was originally the
Champooick District and was created on July 5, 1843. On September 3,
1849, the territorial legislature changed the name of Champoeg County,
as it was then called, to Marion County in honor of General Marion.