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Near Huntington in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Farewell Bend

Historic Oregon Trail

 
 
Farewell Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Farewell Bend Marker
Inscription. The last camp on the weary journey across the Snake River plains. Here the Oregon Trail left the Snake River and wound overland to the Columbia. Here camped Wilson Price Hunt, December 23, 1811; Capt. Bonneville, January 10, 1834; Nathaniel J. Wyeth, August 25, 1834; Lt. John C. Fremont, October 13, 1843.
 
Erected by Oregon Highway Commission.
 
Location. 44° 18.216′ N, 117° 13.602′ W. Marker is near Huntington, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Oregon Trail Boulevard (Business U.S. 30) near Frontage Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington OR 97907, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farewell Bend Oregon Trail Kiosk (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnants of the Oregon Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Van Ornum Wagon Train Massacre (approx. 2.3 miles away); Van Ornum Massacre (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Last Spike (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Van Ornum Wagon Train Massacre (approx. 3.9 miles away); Weatherby Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker
Farewell Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Farewell Bend Marker
The Oregon Trail Kiosk is in the background.
is located in Farewell Bend State Recreation Area near the Oregon Trail Kiosk.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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