Look for the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast’s geocaching site.
Welcome to Geocaching
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
Look for the clues about the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast’s history from the book “Weird Oregon”, Your Travel Guide to Oregon’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Al Eufrasio & Jeff Davis.
Could the Fulton House be Nancy Bogg’s Floating Bordello? Legend has it that she was a shrewd business woman and after years of being raiding in downtown by Portland Police she place her bordello on a barge in the Willamette River and eluded raids by docking on the opposite side of the river when police planned raids in downtown Portland. She was also known to welcome police trying to board her scow with a shower of steaming hot water from a fire hose, fed by her boiler.
The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast was originally located on the Willamette River and rolled to its current site on logs with the help of draft horses. And it was a former bordello. The Fulton House’s was owned by the Weber Tannery Company which was the largest tannery on the Northwest Coast in 1894. The Weber Tannery Company was located on what currently is the site of Marine Powers Park in South Portland across from River View Cemetery.
To this day when digging in the back yard of the Fulton House, you will find pieces of history such as pieces of leather, harnesses and an occasional trolley token of the Virginia Street Trolley.
Get involved in geocaching and preserve a bit of Portland history by sharing your new find with family members and friends.
The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast Staff