Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site Article

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Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site is located in Oregon
Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
TypePublic, state
Location Josephine County, Oregon
Nearest city Grants Pass
Coordinates 42°41′43″N 123°23′46″W / 42.69515833°N 123.3959972°W / 42.69515833; -123.3959972
WOLF CREEK INN STATE HERITAGE SITE Latitude and Longitude:

42°41′43″N 123°23′46″W / 42.69515833°N 123.3959972°W / 42.69515833; -123.3959972
[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Website https://www.wolfcreekinn.com
Wolf Creek Tavern
Wolf Creek Inn State Park in Oregon.jpg
Location Wolf Creek, Oregon
Built1883
ArchitectHenry McIntosh, et al., Lewis Vaughn
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference # 72001081 [2]
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 1972

Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

History

The Wolf Creek Inn was built along the Applegate Trail in 1883 for Henry Smith, a local entrepreneur. It is the oldest continuously operating inn in the Pacific Northwest, and is the site where author Jack London completed his novel Valley of the Moon. The inn also housed actors from the early days of Hollywood when they wanted to escape from the film studios. Celebrities Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, and Orson Welles stayed at the inn.

Today

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Wolf Creek Tavern in 1972. [2]The inn was acquired by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in 1975. The tavern/restaurant and inn are still in operation. [3] www.wolfcreekinn.com

In the media

On television

In 2014, the Wolf Creek Inn was featured on the TV series Mysteries at the Hotel (broadcast as Hotel Secrets & Legends) as a haunted location. The Wolf Creek Inn was also featured as a lockdown location on a season 15 episode of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel, where the crew investigated its many claims of paranormal activity. [4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Wolf Creek Inn State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ "Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  4. ^ "Vampire legends and tricksters as Ghost Adventures visits the Wolf Creek Inn".