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Champoeg State Heritage Area Camping

Champoeg State Heritage Area - Wikipedia
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Champoeg State Heritage Area - Wikipedia
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Champoeg State Heritage Area - Wikipedia
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Champoeg State Heritage Area - Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia
Champoeg State Heritage Area - Wikipedia
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Overview

A brief introduction to Champoeg State Heritage Area

Champoeg ( sham-POO-ee, historically sham-POO-eg) is a former town in the U.S. state of Oregon. Now a ghost town, it was an important settlement in the Willamette Valley in the early 1840s. Located halfway between Oregon City and Salem, it was the site of the first provisional government of the Oregon Country.
The town site is on the south bank of the Willamette River in northern Marion County, on French Prairie, approximately 5 mi (8 km) southeast of Newberg. The town is now part of Champoeg State Heritage Area, an Oregon state park. The Champoeg State Park Historic Archeological District is within the heritage area.
The name "Champoeg" comes from the Kalapuyan word [čʰámpuik], which might be an abbreviation of [čʰa-čʰíma-púičuk], referring to the edible root [púičuk], or yampa.

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