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Warm Springs in Jefferson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Indian Trails

Oregon History

 
 
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By Bill Royal, September 16, 2010
1. Indian Trails Marker
Inscription.  An ancient trail passed through here as part of an extensive Indian trade network linking peoples of the Northern Great Basin and Columbia Plateau to those living west of the Cascades. Obsidian, bear grass, and slaves were transported over these trails to major trading locations along the Columbia River in exchange for dried salmon, smelt, sturgeon and decorative sea shells. The long established route was later used by Peter Skene Ogden's fur trapping expeditions in 1825 and 1826. Fur trader Nathaniel Wyeth was here in the 1830s. Captain John C. Fremont followed this route on his 1843 explorations for the United States and Lt. Henry L. Abbot headed a Pacific Railroad survey party along it in 1855.
 
Erected by Oregon Travel Information Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative Americans.
 
Location. 44° 51.833′ N, 121° 25.217′ W. Marker is in Warm Springs, Oregon, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Northwest North Springs Highway (U.S. 26). Marker is located
Indian Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Royal, September 16, 2010
2. Indian Trails Marker
in a turnout on the west side of US 26 approximately 10.6 miles north of the town of Warm Springs, Oregon. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs OR 97761, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Royal of Sun City Ctr, Florida. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Royal of Sun City Ctr, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 26, 2020