Vandalized historical marker honoring Eugene black family replaced

A historical marker honoring one of Eugene's founding African-American families has been replaced after it was vandalized in July.

Posted: Jan 1, 2021 6:42 AM

EUGENE, Ore.-- A historical marker honoring one of Eugene's founding African-American families has been replaced after it was vandalized in July.

According to Lane Transit District, the new marker is located at an LTD EmX bus stop on West 11th Avenue.

It honors Sam and Mattie Reynolds, who lived nearby after being evicted in 1949 from the Ferry Street Village, in what is now Alton Baker Park. Residents of the area were evicted due to the construction of the Ferry Street Bridge.

The marker was originally installed in 2018.

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