There was another famous George Stevenson in the UK that specialized in trains, maybe you have heard of Stephenson's rocket.
The town of Stevenson got its name from two early businessmen, George H. and
brother Momen Stevenson, who bought the land, much of it originally part of the Shephard
family’s donation land claim, and platted the town in 1891.
The Stevenson Land Co. was incorporated in 1893 (No. 3 in the county auditor’s
files or articles of incorporation) with George H. Stevenson, George Bell and Seymour Bell
as directors and a capital stock of $24,000, (which was the purchase price of the original town).
At this time, the country seat was the town of Cascades. In a dispute over rent, the county records from Cascades were relocated to Stevenson at which point it became the county seat.
The “big flood” of 1894 brought water almost up to F
ront Street, but did no actual
damage. In fact, it set off one of the biggest salmon runs in history and Mrs. Minnie
Stevenson is said to have made over $2,000 with the use of a dip net