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Near Meacham in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Emigrant Springs State Park

 
 
Emigrant Springs State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Emigrant Springs State Park Marker
Inscription. In the first week of January, 1812, a party of trappers and traders, members of the Astor Overland Expedition, crossed the Blue Mountains in this area. Traveling afoot in bitter cold, often waist deep in snow, they were the first white men in this area. The route they traveled to and from St. Louis and Astoria developed into the emigrant route to the Oregon Country later know as the Oregon Trail.
Wagon trains, Oregon bound, started their journey with the "greening" of the grass on the prairies, and crossed the Blues after completing some 2,200 miles of their journey, from late August to early October. Then as now this was the first forested area on the route. Altho Meacham Meadows was the favored stopping place, some emigrants used the spring located west of the park area, and for which the park is named.
 
Erected by Old Oregon Trail Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 45° 32.437′ N, 118° 27.702′ W. Marker is near Meacham, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker can be reached from Old Oregon Trail near Interstate 84, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65068 Old Oregon Trail, Meacham OR 97859, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Emigrant Springs State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Emigrant Springs State Park Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emigrant Springs Oregon Trail Kiosk (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Intrepid Pioneers (about 800 feet away); Meacham (approx. 2.9 miles away); Oregon Trail Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Deadman Pass Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 4.8 miles away); Oregon Scenic Highways (approx. 8.3 miles away); On This Ridge... (approx. 12.1 miles away); Parade of Survivors (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meacham.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Emigrant Springs. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
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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 82 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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