Olympia in Thurston County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Marking the End of the Oregon Trail 1844
Erected 1913 by Sacajawea Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Olympia, Washington.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Oregon Trail series lists.
Location. 47° 2.585′ N, 122° 54.068′ W. Marker is in Olympia, Washington, in Thurston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Capitol Way South and Legion Way SE. Marker is in the northwest corner of Sylvester Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olympia WA 98501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Rankin Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Women Win the Vote (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington's State Capitol Design (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First William Winlock Miller High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); POW AND MIA MonumentThe Medal of Honor Monument (approx. half a mile away); Marathon Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Masonic Lodge 1854-1971, (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olympia.
Regarding Marking the End of the Oregon Trail 1844. In 1913, Washington State Governor Ernest Lister accepted an Oregon Trail monument on behalf of the State of Washington. The Sacajawea Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Olympia, Washington donated a native granite boulder that was installed with a bronze plaque marking the end of the Oregon Trail. The DAR and Ezra Meeker were interested in honoring the Oregon Trail pioneers who reached Puget Sound; documenting and preserving the Oregon Trail; promoting a national highway across the country; and attempting to rename the ‘Pacific Highway’ to ‘Pioneer Way’, the road that originally took travelers from the Columbia River to Puget Sound.
The Sacajawea Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized by thirteen Olympia women in 1905, with a charter was granted by the National Society in 1906.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2015, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.