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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ashland in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869

 
 
Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 30, 2012
1. Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 Marker
Inscription.
"Keene Creek Wagon Slide"

 
Erected by Southern Oregon Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 7.79′ N, 122° 28.635′ W. Marker is near Ashland, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Green Springs Highway (U.S. 66), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland OR 97520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keene Creek Wagon Slide (here, next to this marker); Greensprings (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tub Springs Sugar Pine (approx. 2 miles away); Crossing the Siskiyous (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Applegate Trail (approx. 2 miles away); The Applegate Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Route of Historic Applegate Trail (approx. 4.7 miles away); Route of (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
More about this marker. If you're traveling on Hwy 66 towards Ashland OR, the marker is located just off of Hwy 66, on the left side, on an embankment and next to the Keene Creek Reservoir and surrounded by shrubbery. It is hard to spot with all
Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 29, 2012
2. Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869 Marker
the vegetation surrounding this T-marker. A fiberglass pole has been attached to the marker for easier spotting.
 
Regarding Historic Applegate Trail 1846 - 1869. This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers located in Jackson County and commissioned by the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

This historical marker depicts the 'Wagon Slides', which were a way for settlers traveling on the Applegate Trail to traverse down a mountain by locking their back wheels with chains to keep them under control.
 
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View of Wagon Slide site across the road from marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 29, 2012
3. View of Wagon Slide site across the road from marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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