This 1951 survey of 18-Mile Island, aka Chicken Charlie Island, bears the inscription on the reverse, "It is hereby understood and agreed that no material will be removed East of the East Meander line as said line is recorded on Plat of Survey on file in General Land Office of the Surveyor General's office."
I would assume that the original 18 Mile Island meant it was located 18 miles from somewhere. Do we know where that somewhere would be?
Chicken Charlie I think would have been a very interesting person to have known. He would have had interesting stories of his time spent with the railroad back east and no doubt about things going up and down and along side the Columbia..
Now we know that that little rock jutting out does have a name.... Lot more land there prior to Bonneville I would surmise.
Charlott on 12th March 2018 @ 7:48am
When was the present house built on the island and who built it?
Longshot on 12th March 2018 @ 9:01am
I would love to see some pics of Chicken Charlie's homestead. I understand he had a small gauge train track on the island.
andyb on 12th March 2018 @ 10:19am
Charlie's island is fascinating.
Kyle on 12th March 2018 @ 12:51pm
The owners of the house on the island had an open house a few years back. Sorry I missed it.
Judy on 12th March 2018 @ 3:45pm
Don't forget to check the tags.
L.E. on 12th March 2018 @ 5:01pm
A good person to ask about the history of Chicken Charlie Island is Marilynn Gholston Shaw. She lives in Mosier and her parents owned the island at some point.
Kathie A. on 13th March 2018 @ 7:06am