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Puyallup in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Old Oregon Trail

 
 
Old Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, August 10, 2011
1. Old Oregon Trail Marker
Front View
Inscription.  
Front of Marker:
Monument Expedition
Camp One
29 Jan 1906

Left Side of Marker:
This stone is donated by
Gregory L. Meeker
Cousin to Ezra

In honor of Bobby and Helen Meeker who taught their son the love of family and community.
Also donated by Raymond L. Kanter and Janet L. Kanter-Purcell
Direct descendants of Ezra

Rear of Marker:
Centennial Reenactment
July - August
2006


Right Side of Marker:
Seventy five year old Ezra Meeker left Puyallup in 1906 with two oxen, a wagon, driver and dog to retrace the Oregon Trail.

He returned home in June 1908, having pled his cause to President Roosevelt in Washington.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1908.
 
Location. 47° 11.469′ N, 122° 17.441′ W. Marker is in Puyallup, Washington, in Pierce
Old Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, August 10, 2011
2. Old Oregon Trail Marker
There are four sides. This is the next in clockwise order.
Click or scan to see
this page online
County. Marker can be reached from Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Spring Street, Puyallup WA 98372, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McMillin Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); George Francis Train (approx. 8.3 miles away); Birthplace of Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (approx. 9.7 miles away); Lockheed-Georgia C-141B Starlifter (approx. 9.9 miles away); Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor (approx. 9.9 miles away); Douglas B-18A Bolo (approx. 9.9 miles away); Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (approx. 9.9 miles away); Douglas B-23 Dragon (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located near the front porch of the Meeker Mansion.
 
Also see . . .
1. Meeker Mansion web site. (Submitted on January 19, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Ezra Meeker. (Submitted on January 19, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington.)
 
Additional keywords. Meeker, "Ezra Meeker"
 
Old Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, August 10, 2011
3. Old Oregon Trail Marker
This is the back of the marker.
Old Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, August 10, 2011
4. Old Oregon Trail Marker
This is the 4th side.
Old Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, August 26, 2010
5. Old Oregon Trail Marker
The Meeker Mansion shown in the background.
Ezra Meeker Mural image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, November 30, 2009
6. Ezra Meeker Mural
At the mansion is this mural depicting the Meeker Homestead in Puyallup, Washington, ca. 1906. It features Ezra's family, mansion and Mount Rainier.
Living Room, Meeker Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, March 1, 2009
7. Living Room, Meeker Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. This page has been viewed 1,778 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington.   5, 6, 7. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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