603 6th St,
Oregon City, OR 97045

(Public) Mary Stevens (1851-1932) was a descendent of pioneer Medorum Crawford. Crawford was a participant at Champoeg where the American provisional government was established in the Oregon Country. He was also captain of the Army’s Oregon Escort, a company who protected emigrants to the Pacific Northwest. H.C. Stevens (1847-1924) left home at 15 and traveled out West to join the army of the Oregon Escort with his uncle, Medorum Crawford. Arriving in Portland in 1866, he worked for a time at a hotel. He then learned to operate the telegraph and worked for the Oregon California Railroad. He was the Oregon City station agent from 1871-1890. Stevens served as City councilman for several years. The residence stayed in the family until 1963 when it was donated by daughter Mertie Stevens to the Clackamas County Historical Society who has since owned the property.