Near Government Camp in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
A Final Rest
For One Pioneer Woman, the Oregon Trail Ended Here
The son of Steven Coalman (former Barlow Toll Road Superintendent) recalls: "My father remembered meeting a man who had just buried his wife. He buried her in a wagon box made of the wagon, and made a crude fence around the grave. She had been very sick, and they had camped there several days before she died. The man had two small children, a boy and a girl, both under five years of age."
As you travel in comfort over the formidable Cascade Range, think about the hardships and heartaches pioneer families endured in pursuit of "the promised land."
Would you have been so bold?
Erected by Mt. Hood National Forest, U.S. Forest Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDaughters of the American Revolution, and the Oregon Trail series lists.
Location. 45° 16.932′ N, 121° 42.006′ W. Marker is near Government Camp, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker can be reached from Mt. Hood Highway (Oregon Route 35), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Government Camp OR 97028, 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. "Disparite Bad Beyond Discription" (approx. ¾ mile away); Barlow Road (approx. ¾ mile away); "Sumate Prairie" (approx. 1.8 miles away); Government Camp (approx. 3 miles away); Samuel Kimbrough Barlow (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Government Camp (approx. 3.1 miles away); Timberline Lodge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Laurel Hill (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Government Camp.
More about this marker. This burial site is located on an old section of the Mt. Hood Highway. The road is unnamed but there are signs directing you there.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on February 2, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.