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Near Huntington in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Farewell Bend

Historic Oregon Trail

 
 
Farewell Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Farewell Bend Marker
Inscription.  The last camp on the weary journey across the Snake River plains. Here the Oregon Trail left the Snake River and wound overland to the Columbia. Here camped Wilson Price Hunt, December 23, 1811; Capt. Bonneville, January 10, 1834; Nathaniel J. Wyeth, August 25, 1834; Lt. John C. Fremont, October 13, 1843.
 
Erected by Oregon Highway Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is December 23, 1811.
 
Location. 44° 18.216′ N, 117° 13.602′ W. Marker is near Huntington, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Oregon Trail Boulevard (Business U.S. 30) near Frontage Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington OR 97907, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farewell Bend Oregon Trail Kiosk (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnants of the Oregon Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Van Ornum Wagon Train Massacre (approx. 2.3 miles
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away); Van Ornum Massacre (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Last Spike (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Van Ornum Wagon Train Massacre (approx. 3.9 miles away); Weatherby Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Farewell Bend State Recreation Area near the Oregon Trail Kiosk.
 
Farewell Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Farewell Bend Marker
The Oregon Trail Kiosk is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 230 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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