Thomas Chavner petition, October 24, 1864  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Chavner, Thomas
Thomas Chavner petition
October 24, 1864
0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
CA 1864 Oct 24
The collection contains a petition by Thomas Chavner, addressed to the people of Jackson County, Oregon, regarding a bridge over the Rogue River at Dardanelles. The collection contains the petition of October 24, 1864, and includes a list of supporters.
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In the petition, Chavner explains that the bridge cost him 3,000 dollars and that he has an offer for the bridge from "persons who propose to purchase, teardown, and remove" it. Chavner is offering the bridge to the county of Jackson, and the people, for 2,500 dollars, in gold or silver.

The petition includes a list of 117 signators with amounts pledged.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Chavner petition, CA 1864 Oct 24, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bridges--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Chavner, Thomas
  • Geographical Names :
  • Rogue River (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Petitions