When Charles Applegate moved into his house in Yoncalla, he probably was not thinking much about the year 2017. Because Applegate moved in in 1852, and that makes his house the oldest one in Oregon continuously owned by the same family.
As you could probably tell by the many places named Applegate, the family has been an influential one in the state's history.
That's why a team from the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon spent some time there recently, digging for artifacts.
That's the topic of this month's edition of Underground History, co-hosted by our friends at the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology.