Phoenix in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Applegate Trail Pioneers
1846 Blazed the First Trail Through the Wilderness
of Southern Oregon and the Rogue River Valley
Lindsay Applegate — Robert Smith — John Jones
Jesse Applegate — Moses Harris — Samuel Goodhue
William Parker — Benit Osborn — David Goff
Henry Boygus — Levi Scott — William Sportsman
John Owens — John Scott — Benjamin Birch
Erected 1921 by Crater Lake and Mt. Ashland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 42° 16.313′ N, 122° 48.807′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Highway (U.S. 99) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on Pacific Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenix OR 97535, 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. World War II Veterans Memorial Harry & David Comice Pear Trees (approx. 2.9 miles away); Newell Barber Field (approx. 3.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 4.8 miles away); Medford Townsite (approx. 4.8 miles away); The War Brings Change (approx. 4.8 miles away); Medford Boomed As Orchards Bloomed (approx. 4.8 miles away); A Town is Born (approx. 4.8 miles away).
Regarding Applegate Trail Pioneers. The 1846 Applegate Trail—Southern Route to Oregon
(by the National Park Service)
The perilous last leg of the Oregon Trail down the Columbia River rapids took lives, including the sons of Jesse and Lindsay Applegate in 1843. The Applegate brothers and others vowed to look for an all-land route into Oregon from Fort Hall (in present-day Idaho) for future settlers. Additionally,
It was important to have a way by such we could leave the country without running the gauntlet of the Hudson’s Bay Co.’s forts and falling prey to Indians which were under British influence. -Lindsay Applegate
In 1846 Jesse and Lindsay Applegate and 13 others from near Dallas, Oregon, headed south following old
The Applegate Trail, part of the California National Historic Trail, contributed significantly to the settlement of southern Oregon.
Also see . . .
1. Applegate Trail - History of the Southern Route. Excellent website providing history of the Applegate Trail and other historic emigrant trails on the West Coast. (Submitted on August 31, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
2. The Oregon Encyclopedia - The Applegate Trail. A good historical background of the Applegate Trail (Submitted on August 31, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
3. Emigrant Trails West Photo Tour of the Applegate Trail (Submitted on August 31, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on September 5, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. 4. submitted on December 23, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.