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The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Decision at The Dalles

 
 
Decision at The Dalles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
1. Decision at The Dalles Marker
Inscription. From 1841 until the early 1900's more than 500,000 people traveled over 2,000 miles from Independence, Missouri to The Dalles, Oregon. They had to make a decision at The Dalles for traveling the last 100 miles to the Willamette Valley. They could float down the treacherous Columbia River on log rafts or take the Barlow Road around the south side of Mt. Hood. Regardless of the choice their lives were placed in grave danger due to unpredictable weather and perilous terrain.
 
Erected by The Dalles Mural Society.
 
Location. 45° 36.038′ N, 121° 10.86′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is at the intersection of Federal Street and 2nd Street (East Little Trail), on the right when traveling south on Federal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nickelsen Bookstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Fort Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingate & Williams Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Maier Building (within shouting distance of this marker);
Decision at The Dalles Mural, left half image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
2. Decision at The Dalles Mural, left half
French and Company Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pioneer Building (about 300 feet away); Seeing Red (about 400 feet away); The Corps of Discovery "Into the Narrows" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
 
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Decision at The Dalles Mural, right half image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
3. Decision at The Dalles Mural, right half
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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