Scott, Felix Jr.

From Lane Co Oregon

Scott, Felix, Jr. (1829-1879)

He was born in Missouri and arrived in Oregon in 1845.

Captain Felix Scott abandoned an earlier claim in Pleasant Hill to move to a site on the McKenzie River in 1849. Here he dug an extensive mill race and established a sawmill in 1851-1852 on the south bank of the river. He hired Stevens to build a double log house for his family (Surveyor General’s Office 1855; Walling 1884:451,454). Captain Felix Scott’s son, Felix Scott, Jr., later blazed the wagon road from Eugene-Springfield up the McKenzie River, across the Cascade Range to Central Oregon that was the forerunner of the present-day McKenzie River Highway (Corning 1956:217-218).

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