Wolf Creek in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Early Traveler Accommodations
Long lines of mules, often driven by Mexican vaqueros, hauled freight over the hills of southern Oregon to the mining camps. In 1855 James Twogood and McDonough Harkness erected Leland Creek House at Grave Creek. "The table will always be furnished with the best the country affords, and the bar with the choicest liquors and cigars," they advertised. Henry Smith established a hostel at Wolf Creek in 1870 variously known as Six Bit House #2 or Wolf Creek House. In 1883, Smith constructed the Wolf Creek Tavern to serve local stage travelers and railroad passengers.
Wolf Creek Tavern is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is among the best preserved and oldest active travelers' inns in Oregon. The Pacific Highway under construction locally in 1914 and hard-surfaced in 1923, was located through the same
Erected by Applegate Trail Coalition.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 41.715′ N, 123° 23.745′ W. Marker is in Wolf Creek, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is on Old State Highway 99 South near Front Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in a small park across from the Historic Wolf Creek Inn. Marker is in this post office area: Wolf Creek OR 97497, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Febble, Hungry, and Haggard (here, next to this marker); The Applegate Trail (a few steps from this marker); Wolf Creek Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden (approx. 3.4 miles away); GOLD! (approx. 3.4 miles away); Grave Creek Ranch The Applegate Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Applegate Trail - Grave Creek (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wolf Creek.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.