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

Parade of Survivors

 
 
Parade of Survivors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Parade of Survivors Marker
Inscription. On August 15, 1853 Henry Allyn wrote the following about his second day in the Blue Mountains: "Elizabeth and father still quite unwell ... We noon on the mountain and take our mules down into a doleful cavern and found a little grass and water, the pines growing as though they intend to tower above the mountains."

A parade of emigrants wore the Oregon Trail into the landscape. Determined survivors of the long trek became worn much like the trail.

"Found hard hills to day and very stoney. Saw 5 graves and 5 dead cattle. The weather cold and dusty." -- Martha S. Reed, September 21, 1852
 
Erected by Wallow Whitman National Forest.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 45° 23.999′ N, 118° 18.822′ W. Marker is near Le Grande, Oregon, in Union County. Marker is on 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. On This Ridge... (here, next to this marker); Wagon Wheels to Automobiles (about
Parade of Survivors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Parade of Survivors Marker
500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Beautiful Rough Road (about 500 feet away); A Native American Trail (about 600 feet away); Hilgard Junction Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 5.6 miles away); "Wagons East " 1975-1976 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Highway US30 and Perry, Oregon (approx. 7.7 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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The Oregon Trail over the Blue Moutains image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
3. The Oregon Trail over the Blue Moutains
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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