Meacham in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Historic Oregon Trail.
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
Location. 45° 30.531′ N, 118° 25.32′ W. Marker is in Meacham, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is on Old Highway 30 near Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64348 Old Highway 30, Meacham OR 97859, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oregon Trail Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Emigrant Springs State Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Emigrant Springs Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Intrepid Pioneers (approx. 3.1 miles away); Deadman Pass Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 7.6 miles away); On This Ridge... (approx. 9.2 miles away); Parade of Survivors (approx. 9.2 miles away); Wagon Wheels to Automobiles (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meacham.
Also see . . . For a day, Meacham was 'capital of the United States all day long' -- La Grande Observer. Time stood still in Meacham on July 2, 1923, the day President Warren G. Harding stopped there to speak at a celebration commemorating the Oregon Trail. Harding, who had been elected president in 1920, stayed in Meacham for eight hours and 20 minutes and declared the small town "the capital of the United States all day long," according to a July 1923 edition of The Observer. (Submitted on December 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.