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Near Wolf Creek in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Applegate Trail

 
 
The Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
1. The Applegate Trail Marker
Inscription. Jesse and Lindsay Applegate, members of the first wave of Oregon Trail emigrants, watched their ten-year old sons drown in the Columbia River when a boat overturned in the rapids near The Dalles in 1843. Once their families were settled, the Applegates vowed to find a route into the Willamette Valley to avoid the river.
In June of 1846, Jesse and Lindsay Applegate along with thirteen other men, set out to explore a new route blazed from West to East intersecting the California Trial at the Humboldt River in Nevada. The new path was historically linked to the Oregon Trail as an alternate route into Oregon. It provided a passageway not under British control and avoided the obstacles and dangers of the Burnt River Canyon, the Blue Mountains and the Snake and Columbia Rivers.
On October 19th, 1846, Applegate Trail emigrants coming from the East camped in this general area and had to bury one of their own, Martha Leland Crowley had died of Typhoid fever and they buried her near Grave Creek.
 
Erected 2015 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Applegate Trail Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 38.035′ N, 123° 
The Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
2. The Applegate Trail Marker
The marker is located to the left of the entrance.
22.647′ W. Marker is near Wolf Creek, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker can be reached from Sunny Valley Loop near Placer Road (Route 34-5-10), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Sunny Valley Loop, Wolf Creek OR 97497, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Grave Creek" (here, next to this marker); Applegate Trail - Grave Creek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave Creek Ranch (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Applegate Trail (about 800 feet away); Golden (approx. 4.1 miles away); GOLD! (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wolf Creek Tavern (approx. 4.3 miles away); Febble, Hungry, and Haggard (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wolf Creek.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the Applegate Trail Interpretive Center.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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