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Talent in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Applegate Trail - Bear Creek

 
 
Applegate Trail - Bear Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, April 26, 2020
1. Applegate Trail - Bear Creek Marker
Inscription.  

"The valley is about 3 miles wide here. It is not the main Rogue
River Valley, but a branch of it called Bear Creek...The first
tomatoes and melon patch I found I helped myself to as many as
I could eat being very hungary" - Wellborn Beeson, Aug 30, 1853

 
Erected 2017. (Marker Number A-76.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Applegate Trail, the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 30, 1853.
 
Location. 42° 14.279′ N, 122° 46.634′ W. Marker is in Talent, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Talent Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500-598 Talent Ave, Talent OR 97540, 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 (approx. ¾ mile away); Applegate Trail Pioneers (approx. 3 miles away); Camp Baker
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); Applegate Trail - Ashland Creek (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ashland Creek (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ashland Lithia Water (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Whittle Garage (approx. 4.3 miles away); Citizens Banking and Trust Company (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Applegate Trail - Bear Creek. Trails West Inc. mentions that Talent Avenue is the Applegate Trail route.
 
Applegate Trail - Bear Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglass Halvorsen, April 26, 2020
2. Applegate Trail - Bear Creek Marker
View of marker in the distance and looking southeast from the parking lot in Chuck Roberts Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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