Hutchcroft School

A Little Bit of Oregon History for Red Chair Travels

Oregon history runs deep in the Willamette Valley.  It is, after all, the end of the Oregon Trail, the 2,200-mile historic east-west large wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River the to valleys in Oregon.  “It is likely that Yamhill was the 19th century white settlers’ name for a tribe of Native Americans, a Kalapuya people, who inhabited the region”. Source Oregon Geographic Names, an amazing book with a plethora of information of Oregon Geographic Names origins.

The Yamhill Vineyards B&B Innkeeper’s took Red Chair Travels to visit Fort Yamhill, a State Heritage Park.  Built in 1856 Fort Yamhill represented a time of transition for the people of the Northwest. The fort served to ease tension between settlers and natives, protect both populations and control traffic between them.  Fort Yamhill is one of the best archaeologically preserved forts in the Northwest from the mid 19th century.  Red visited the relocated Officer’s Quarters and saw memorabilia through the windows.

The next stop was the Yamhill County Historical Society and Museum. The museum has history and displays of logging, dairies, mail coaches, farming equipment, and much more. They opened the restored Hutchcroft School built in 1877 and they were thrilled to have Red as a guest.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six regions.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.