Mosier in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Memaloose—Island of the Dead
The Corps of Discovery, under the command of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, passed this island in their quest to reach the Pacific Ocean on 29 October 1805—they called it "Sepulcher Island" (burial island). On their homeward journey, the explorers visited the island on 15 April 1806, and Lewis noted, "thirteen sepulchers on its rock which stands near the center of the river and has a surface of about 2 acres above high water mark."
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Oregon Beaver Boards series lists.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mosier OR 97040, 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. Memaloose Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memaloose Overlook (approx. 0.6 miles away); Transition Zones (approx. 0.9 miles away in Washington); A Fluid Geologic Past (approx. 0.9 miles away in Washington); Rowena Crest - The Rowena Loops (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rowena Crest - Ice Age Floods (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mosier (approx. 3 miles away); The History of the Columbia River Highway (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mosier.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the westbound Memaloose Rest Area.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Oregon Travel Experience - Memaloose -- Island of the Dead. (Submitted on January 30, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.