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Malin in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Applegate Trail

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 14, 2014
1. Applegate Trail Marker
Inscription. The Applegate Trail crossed the present boundary of Oregon approximately three miles southeast of here and went around the northern end of the lake which covered much of the basin, passing close to where you are now standing. The route was opened in 1846 by a group of trailblazers from the northern part of Willamette Valley, including Jesse and Lindsay Applegate, Levi Scott, and others, and was first used by pioneers coming from the States in the fall of that year. It was developed as an alternative way to reach the western valleys of Oregon while avoiding the perils of the Columbia River route.

A portion of the trail was used in the fall of 1848 by Perter H. Burnett, who led a group of more than 150 men and fifty heavily loaded wagons from the area of Oregon City, Oregon, to the goldfields of California. They left the Applegate Trail about eight miles south of here and established a new route into the Sacramento Valley. This was the first wheel route connecting the western valleys of Oregon and California.

In 1852 pioneers from the East opened a route off the Applegate Trail from the southern end of Lower Klamath Lake to the Yreka area of northern California.

This is part of your American heritage. Honor it, protect it, preserve it for your children.
 
Erected
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 14, 2014
2. Applegate Trail Marker
1991 by Oregon-California Trails Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 0.95′ N, 121° 24.728′ W. Marker is in Malin, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Malin OR 97632, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lindsey Applegate (here, next to this marker); Tulelake World War II War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away in California); The Ranch of J. Frank Adams (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dennis Crawley Cabin (approx. 7.1 miles away); Stone Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Stone Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Applegate Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away); Camp Tulelake (approx. 8 miles away in California). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malin.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in Malin City Park.
 
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Applegate Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 14, 2014
3. Applegate Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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