Near Wolf Creek in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Applegate Trail
In June of 1846, Jesse and Lindsay Applegate along with thirteen other men, set out to explore a new route blazed from West to East intersecting the California Trial at the Humboldt River in Nevada. The new path was historically linked to the Oregon Trail as an alternate route into Oregon. It provided a passageway not under British control and avoided the obstacles and dangers of the Burnt River Canyon, the Blue Mountains and the Snake and Columbia Rivers.
On October 19th, 1846, Applegate Trail emigrants coming from the East camped in this general area and had to bury one of their own, Martha Leland Crowley had died of Typhoid fever and they buried her near Grave Creek.
Erected 2015 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Applegate Trail Chapter.
Topics and series. Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail, and the Daughters of the American Revolution 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. "Grave Creek" (here, next to this marker); 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 Trail 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 98 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.