Named after Mary Loftus who built a store at the crossroads of Old Highway 99 and National Park Highway in the 1920s, Mary’s Corner sits between Chehalis and Toledo. Surrounded by such parks and historical sites as Lewis and Clark State Park, Matilda Jackson State Park and Jackson Court House State Park, it’s the perfect place for camping and picnics. Other local attractions include J R’s Sport Fishing & River, and Clancy’s Guided Sportfishing.
Mary’s Corner is considered the “beginning” of the White Pass Scenic Byway. Plan to stop at Jackson House where a picturesque homestead marks the site of a home built in 1844 by John R. Jackson. It became a stopping place for pioneers as they traveled the Oregon Trail. Governor Stevens and his family spent a night there in 1854 en route to Olympia. The home is nestled in just about the greenest spot one can imagine with dew-sparkled grass and mossy markers with plaques telling the story.
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