Oregon Century: Logtown Rose

RUCH, Ore. -- John and Miriam McKee were newlyweds when they left Missouri and traveled by wagon train to the Rogue Valley in 1853. Under the seat of their wagon, probably in a clay jar, Miriam brought

Posted: Apr 21, 2016 8:04 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2017 1:14 PM

RUCH, Ore. -- John and Miriam McKee were newlyweds when they left Missouri and traveled by wagon train to the Rogue Valley in 1853.

Under the seat of their wagon, probably in a clay jar, Miriam brought a yellow English rose from her parents' home and planted it at the couples' homestead near present-day Ruch.

Evelyn Williams is one of the keeper's of the McKee's family history, and she says that the rose could be a symbol of Miriam's pioneer spirit.

NewsWatch 12's Ron Brown has more in his Oregon Century segment above.

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