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

A Beautiful Rough Road

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. A Beautiful Rough Road Marker
Inscription. "Commenced the ascent of the Blue Mountains It is a lovely morning, and all hands seem to be delighted with the prospect, of being so near timber again, after weary months of travel, on the dry dusty sage plants, with nothing to receive the eye; just now the men are halloing, to hear their echo ring through the woods." -- Amelia Stewart Knight, August 18, 1853

Although pleased by the change in scenery, emigrants found little time to enjoy these forested slopes.

Here we began climbing the Blue Mountains, and if they don't beat the devil." -- David Maynard, September 2, 1850
 
Erected by Wallow Whitman National Forest.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 45° 23.921′ N, 118° 18.774′ W. Marker is near Le Grande, Oregon, in Union County. Marker can be reached from Unnamed Road (possibly Oregon Trail Road 1843) near Old Emigrant Hill Scenic Frontage Road. 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. A Native American Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); On This Ridge...
A Beautiful Rough Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. A Beautiful Rough Road Marker
(about 500 feet away); Parade of Survivors (about 500 feet away); Wagon Wheels to Automobiles (about 600 feet away); Hilgard Junction Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 5 miles away); "Wagons East " 1975-1976 (approx. 5 miles away); Highway US30 and Perry, Oregon (approx. 7.6 miles away); Conde B. McCullough and Upper Perry Arch Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Le Grande.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the Blue Mountain Crossing Interpretive Trail at Blue Mountain Interpretive Park. To reach the park leave Interstate 84 at Exit 248 and take Old Emigrant Hill Scenic Frontage Road for about 3/4 mile, passing under the freeway, then turn right on the unnamed road. Proceed about 2.5 miles to the parking lot at the end of the road.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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