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Biggs Junction in Sherman County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

First Sight of the Columbia River

 
 
First Sight of the Columbia River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
1. First Sight of the Columbia River Marker
Inscription.
Near This Point, from
1843 - to - 1863
West Bound Emigrants
Caught Their First Sight of
the Columbia River

 
Erected 1940 by Wasco County Pioneer Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 45° 39.936′ N, 120° 50.68′ W. Marker is in Biggs Junction, Oregon, in Sherman County. Marker is on Biggs-Rufus Highway near Welk Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91375 Biggs-Rufus Highway, Wasco OR 97065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Hill Country (approx. 2 miles away in Washington); Stonehenge (approx. 2.7 miles away in Washington); Deschutes River Crossing Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 3.9 miles away); Deschutes River Crossing (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ancient Indian Fishing Grounds (approx. 5.7 miles away); Greatest Indian Fishery of the Northwest (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 5.7 miles away); Celilo Falls Fishing Grounds (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
First Sight of the Columbia River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
2. First Sight of the Columbia River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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