Near Le Grande in Union County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Highway US30 and Perry, Oregon
By 1900, the mill changed ownership and was renamed the Grande Ronde Lumber Company. Logging continued after the railroad was extended through the nearby Starkey area in 1906, which allowed for an expanded timber base and more stable employment.
At the turn of the century, travel between cities and towns, when not possible by railroad , relied upon stages of private wagons, which soon shared bumpy, corduroy roads with increasing numbers of horseless carriages.
As automobile and truck use gained popularity, the first state highway plan - "Get Oregon Out of the Mud" campaign - was adopted in 1914. One of Oregon's primary highways was US 30 that extended from Ontario to Seaside, through northeast Oregon and the Columbia River
Location. 45° 21.184′ N, 118° 10.251′ W. Marker is near Le Grande, Oregon, in Union County. Marker can be reached from Hamilton Creek Frontage Road near Interstate 84, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Grande OR 97850, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conde B. McCullough and Upper Perry Arch Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hilgard Junction Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 3.2 miles away); "Wagons East " 1975-1976 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic La Grande (approx. 3.3 miles away); A Beautiful Rough Road (approx. 7.6 miles away); On This Ridge... (approx. 7.7 miles away); Parade of Survivors (approx. 7.7 miles away); A Native American Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Le Grande.
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