Near Worden in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Western International History
South was Mexico - at war with the United States since May 13, 1846. Great Britain and the U.S. signed a treaty on June 15, 1846, setting Oregon's north line at lat. 49 N. Scott's party left Rickreal Creek on June 20. They heard the treaty story at Fort Hall.
As no war began with the British, this route blazed easterly served as a wagon road for immigration to Oregon. Feb. 2 1848, saw the large Mexican cession added to block-up the western United States. And the road? It became the scene of more Indian-white killings than on all other western routes combined.
This point was recorded by U.S. Surveyor Daniel Major. In running the state line from his own 120th meridian, he triangulated over Lower Klamath Lake Nov. 5, 1868. 93m-66.5ch "crossed emigrant road to Jacksonville." That point lies under the monument.
Location. 42° 0.203′ N, 121° 53.387′ W. Marker is near Worden, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is on U.S. 97. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24800 U.S. Highway 97, Klamath Falls OR 97601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Resolving the Oregon Question (a few steps from this marker); Applegate Trail (a few steps from this marker); The 42nd Parallel (a few steps from this marker); Dorris Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away in California); a different marker also named Applegate Trail (approx. 11.7 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Francis C. Landrum Historic Wayside.
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