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Oregon City in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

End of the Oregon Trail

1845-46

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. End of the Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription.  
Oregon City, Western Terminus of the Oregon Trail
(about 2200 miles from Independence, MO)

Here at Abernethy Green in the fall of 1845, members of the Barlow-Palmer-Rector Wagon Train entered Oregon City as best they could. Pioneering a road from the Dalles over the Cascades, they were forced to leave their wagons at "Fort Deposit" over the winter. In December 1845, the provisional Legislature of Oregon granted the petition of Samuel K. Barlow to build a toll road. The Barlow Road became the first wagon road over the Cascades into the Willamette Valley.

 
Erected 1976 by Clackamas County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
 
Location. 45° 21.861′ N, 122° 35.753′ W. Marker is in Oregon City, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street near Abernethy Road, on the
End of the Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. End of the Oregon Trail Marker
The marker is on the right.
right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City OR 97045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Oregon Trail (here, next to this marker); Gardens (here, next to this marker); Coyote Creates Willamette Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Coyote Creates Willamette Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Tribes of Grande Ronde Today (within shouting distance of this marker); Oregon (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John McLoughlin (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Banks Of The Willamette (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oregon City.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the garden at the western corner of the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
 
End of the Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
3. End of the Oregon Trail Marker
The marker is at the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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