Biggs Junction in Sherman County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
First Sight of the Columbia River
1843 - to - 1863
West Bound Emigrants
Caught Their First Sight of
the Columbia River
Erected 1940 by Wasco County Pioneer Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
Location. 45° 39.936′ N, 120° 50.68′ W. Marker is in Biggs Junction, Oregon, in Sherman County. Marker is on Biggs-Rufus Highway near Welk Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91375 Biggs-Rufus Highway, Wasco OR 97065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Hill Country (approx. 2˝ miles away in Washington); Stonehenge (approx. 2.7 miles away in Washington); Deschutes River Crossing Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 3.9 miles away); Deschutes River Crossing (approx. 3.9 miles away); View of Mount Jefferson Celilo Falls (approx. 5.4 miles away in Washington); Wyam (approx. 5.4 miles away in Washington); Great Falls of the Columbia (approx. 5.4 miles away in Washington).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.