Crooked Finger Farms has great history. The farm (and the road we are on) are named forthe legendary Chief Crooked Finger. Crooked Finger, (Loshuk) the Molalla Chief,reportedly lived on the Read more...
Crooked Finger Farms has great history. The farm (and the road we are on) are named forthe legendary Chief Crooked Finger. Crooked Finger, (Loshuk) the Molalla Chief,reportedly lived on the location that is now the farm and surrounding area, inthe 1850's.. This area is called Crooked Finger’s Prairie. Crooked FingerFarm's two natural springs provided a fresh water source and there was amplegame, making this area an ideal safe haven for his people.
"Loshuk received his American name Crooked Finger when as a boy he wasplaying with a rifle and it went off, disfiguring his hand. In his time he wasrenowned for speaking against the American settlement of his land and set aboutto harass Americans whenever he could as partial retribution for the losses histribe was sustaining.
'Loshuk' was tragically killed in 1853.
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(Excerpt From: Anthropology, General History,Oregon Tribes, Willamette Valley HistoryDavid G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC
The Farm and surrounding acreage was homesteaded in the late 1850’s-1860’s.You can still pick the fruit from the original heirloom apple and pear trees!The Farm House, historic barn and outbuildings were built as a dairy in 1915.
Note of interest: There is a small graveyard located at the top of theproperty dating from the 1870's
Please Note: Any artifacts found on the property must stay on the farm.