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Knighton House

The H. M. Knighton home, built in 1851, once stood on 1st Street but was later moved to 4th Street. Although many settling families contributed to the survival of St. Helens, Henry M. Knighton is often credited with founding the town in 1847, building a log cabin at what was then called Wyeth's Rock, and soliciting for others to join him through advertising in the Oregon Spectator newspaper. Historians suggest that Knighton "crowded out" pioneer Bartholomew White, who had built a gristmill and sawmill here in 1844. White's physical handicap may have led him to abandon his claim. (CCMA)
Knighton House on South 1st St  The H. M. Knighton home, built in 1851, once stood on 1st Street but was later moved to 4th Street. Although many settling families contributed to the survival of St. Helens, Henry M. Knighton is often credited with founding the town in 1847, building a log cabin at what was then called Wyeth's Rock, and soliciting for others to join him through advertising in the Oregon Spectator newspaper. Historians suggest that Knighton "crowded out" pioneer Bartholomew White, who had built a gristmill and sawmill here in 1844. White's physical handicap may have led him to abandon his claim. (CCMA)

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