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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ashland in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869

 
 
Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 30, 2012
1. Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 Marker
Inscription.  
"Keene Creek Wagon Slide"

 
Erected by Southern Oregon Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 42° 7.79′ N, 122° 28.635′ W. Marker is near Ashland, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Green Springs Highway (U.S. 66), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland OR 97520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keene Creek Wagon Slide (here, next to this marker); Greensprings (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tub Springs Sugar Pine (approx. 2 miles away); Crossing the Siskiyous (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Applegate Trail (approx. 2 miles away); The Applegate Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Route of Historic Applegate Trail (approx. 4.7 miles away); Route of (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
More about this marker. If you're traveling on Hwy 66 towards Ashland OR, the marker is located just off of Hwy 66, on the left side, on an embankment and next to the Keene Creek Reservoir and surrounded by shrubbery. It is hard to spot with all the vegetation surrounding this T-marker. A fiberglass pole has been attached to the marker for easier spotting.
 
Regarding Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869.
Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 29, 2012
2. Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 Marker
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This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers located in Jackson County and commissioned by the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

This historical marker depicts the 'Wagon Slides', which were a way for settlers traveling on the Applegate Trail to traverse down a mountain by locking their back wheels with chains to keep them under control.
 
View of Wagon Slide site across the road from marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 29, 2012
3. View of Wagon Slide site across the road from marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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