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Ashland in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Keene Creek Wagon Slide

 
 
Keene Creek Wagon Slide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 29, 2012
1. Keene Creek Wagon Slide Marker
Inscription.  
Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869
"Keene Creek Wagon Slide"

 
Erected 1977 by Southern Oregon Historical Society. (Marker Number A-68.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. 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 in 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. Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 (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
Keene Creek Wagon Slide image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 29, 2012
2. Keene Creek Wagon Slide
View of Applegate Trail's Keene Creek Wagon Slide across the highway from marker
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(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. Although not listed on the plaque, this marker is number A-68 in the Applegate Trail series of markers monumented by Trails West Inc. and appears in their booklet titled A Guide to the Applegate Trail From Goose Lake to Southern Oregon available for sale on their website. This marker is also very difficult to spot from the highway with shrubbery growing around the marker in the summertime. Trails West has placed a fiberglass pole atop the marker with red and white stripes for easier discovery.
 
Also see . . .  Jackson County Historical Markers placed by SOHS. This marker is one of a number of historical 'T' markers monumented in the 1970s and 1980s by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and also available for viewing on an interactive map (link above) (Submitted on May 28, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Keene Creek Wagon Slide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 29, 2012
3. Keene Creek Wagon Slide Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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