Ashland in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Applegate Trail
They traveled south from the northern part of the Willamette Valley and passed this area about a mile to the east. Approximately ten miles southeast of here they turned east to cross the Cascade Mountains. They continued east and southeast until they intersected the Fort Hall wagon road to California. The new trail was first used by pioneers coming from the states in the fall of that year.
In 1848 Peter H. Burnett led a group of more than 150 men and fifty heavily loaded wagons from Oregon City to the goldfields of California. He took this route as far as the east of Tule Lake, then headed south and west, ultimately entering the
This is part of your American heritage. Honor it, protect it, preserve it for your children.
Erected 1993 by Oregon-California Trails Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 11.855′ N, 122° 42.192′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Oregon, in Jackson County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland OR 97520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashland Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Enders Building No. 1, 1914 (approx. half a mile away); Citizens Banking and Trust Company Building No. 2 1910 (approx. half a mile away); The Whittle Garage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ashland Lithia Water (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ashland Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dead Indian Memorial Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Route of Historical Applegate Trail (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
More about this marker. Marker is located in Railroad Park.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . Applegate Trail - History of the Southern Route. (Submitted on January 1, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.