Ridgefield, Washington: Rival Birthplace of U-Haul

Portland, Oregon, also claims this title, but Ridgefield backs up its claim with a roadside sign.

Address:
5586 Pioneer St., Ridgefield, WA
Directions:
I-5 exit 14, then west a quarter mile on Pioneer Street. The sign is on the right, on the north side of the traffic circle.
Phone:
360-887-4220
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Birthplace of U-Haul

The "Birthplace of U-Haul" is Ridgefield, Washington. Officials from U-Haul attended the ceremony when the new sign on Pioneer Street was erected. The actual building where the first trailers were built has been moved a short distance because the land where it was originally became part of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. If a person wants to visit the building they can also visit the Cathlapotle Plankhouse and Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge at the same time. They are all in the same area.

[Noel Johnson, 06/27/2005]

Portland, Oregon claims to be the "Retail" Birthplace of U-Haul, at least according to a sign reported earlier in front of a U-Haul business there. Tipster Mary Ann MacArthur writes: "Portland, Oregon notoriously steals or takes credit for things which it has no rights to."


Nearby Offbeat Places

Little Golden Gate BridgeLittle Golden Gate Bridge, Ridgefield, WA - 3 mi.
Halloweentown - Movie LocationHalloweentown - Movie Location, St. Helens, OR - 6 mi.
Grist Mill Grist Mill "Free" Bag of Flour, Woodland, WA - 10 mi.
In the region:
Museum of Odd History, Portland, OR - 16 mi.

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