Logo with exhibit name, "On to Hillsboro Celebration."

On-to Hillsboro Centennial Celebration

Logo with exhibit name, "On to Hillsboro Celebration."

In 1959, the State of Oregon celebrated its 100th anniversary. Part of the year-long celebration included the On-To-Oregon Cavalcade. The idea was to reenact a wagon train traveling the entire Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri, to Independence, Oregon. Seven wagons were sponsored by five towns and two counties in Oregon: Drain, Hillsboro, Independence, Jackson County, Lane County, Pendleton, and Roseburg.

There are only 4 wagons from the Cavalcade left in existence. This wagon, sponsored by Hillsboro, was built by then 66 year old Weaver “Pop” Clark, who had the distinction of being the oldest member of the Cavalcade. Clark along with his grandson, Robert Fineout, represented Hillsboro by driving the Hillsboro wagon.