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Near Le Grande in Union County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

“Wagons East “ 1975-1976

 
 
"Wagons East " 1975-1976 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. "Wagons East " 1975-1976 Marker
Inscription. The Bicentennial wagon train passed here July 1975 on their 3,000 mile trek to retrace the pioneer wagon trails that settled the West. In Commemoration of the Nation's 200th birthday, the wagon train started at the U.S. Canadian Peace Arch, Blaine, Washington on June 9, 1975. Wagons from every state will join the train enroute for a final encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for a Bicentennial celebration July 4, 1976.
 
Erected by Forest Service , U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 45° 20.512′ N, 118° 14.079′ W. Marker is near Le Grande, Oregon, in Union County. Marker can be reached from Hilgard Highway (Oregon Route 244) near Interstate 84, on the right when traveling south. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hilgard Junction Oregon Trail Kiosk (here, next to this marker); Highway US30 and Perry, Oregon (approx. 3.2 miles away); Conde B. McCullough and Upper Perry Arch Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Beautiful Rough Road (approx. 5 miles away); A Native American Trail
"Wagons East " 1975-1976 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. "Wagons East " 1975-1976 Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); On This Ridge... (approx. 5.6 miles away); Parade of Survivors (approx. 5.6 miles away); Wagon Wheels to Automobiles (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Le Grande.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Hilgard Junction State Park
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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