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Monroe in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Applegate Trail

 
 
Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 22, 2018
1. Applegate Trail Marker
Inscription.  In June 1846 Jesse Applegate, Levi Smith and 11 other men left their homes near Dallas Oregon to develop a southern route from Fort Hall (Idaho) to the Willamette Valley. Their route passed through the gap west of Pigeon Butte, then proceeded southwest to Bellfountain, then southeast to Monroe. As the first wagon road through this part of Oregon, the Applegate Trail contributed much to the settlement in this area and served as an important transportation link to California.
 
Erected by BSA Troop 262, Corvallis.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail series list.
 
Location. 44° 21.761′ N, 123° 21.172′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker is on Dawson Rd, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe OR 97456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer Schoolhouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Applegate Trail
Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 22, 2018
2. Applegate Trail Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); The Belknap Settlement (approx. 4.3 miles away); Wilhelm Mill Water Wheel (approx. 4˝ miles away); “The Struggle Has Ended” (approx. 10.8 miles away); Mt. Union Cemetery (approx. 12.1 miles away); Historic Philomath College Building (approx. 12.3 miles away); Lee House (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 22, 2018
3. Applegate Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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