Near Wolf Creek in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
How it got its name
Martha Leland Crowley, a daughter, succumbed to typhoid fever at the age of 16. She was buried here in a casket made of timber boards from some of the storage boxes on the wagons. Her grave, being so near the creek, gave the creek its name.
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, Umpqua Joe Fledgling Outpost of Humbug Chapter #73.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists.
Location. 42° 38.035′ N, 123° 22.647′ W. Marker is near Wolf Creek, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker can be reached from Sunny Valley Loop near Placer Road (Route 34-5-10), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Sunny Valley Loop, Wolf Creek OR 97497, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Applegate Trail (here, next to this Applegate Trail - Grave Creek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave Creek Ranch (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Applegate Trail (about 800 feet away); Golden (approx. 4.1 miles away); GOLD! (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wolf Creek Tavern (approx. 4.3 miles away); Feeble, Hungry, and Haggard (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wolf Creek.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the Applegate Train Interpretive Center.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.