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Oregon State Legislature Dr. John McLoughlin's Cane


In the State Capitol State Park  surrounding the Capitol stands a statute of Dr. John McLoughlin.  It's not known how or when his cane went missing.  As part of the Capitol 75th Birthday Celebration, the Foundation's gift to the Capitol restored the statue to its original design by replacing the missing cane. The 1957 Legislature bestowed upon Dr. McLoughlin the honorary title of "Father of Oregon" in recognition of his great contributions to the early development of the Oregon Country.