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

“Grave Creek”

How it got its name

 
 
"Grave Creek" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
1. "Grave Creek" Marker
Inscription. In 1846 the Crowley Family arrived in the valley with the first wagon train over the Applegate Trail.
Martha Leland Crowley, a daughter, succumbed to typhoid fever at the age of 16. She was buried here in a casket made of timber boards from some of the storage boxes on the wagons. Her grave, being so near the creek, gave the creek its name.
 
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, Umpqua Joe Fledgling Outpost of Humbug Chapter #73.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 42° 38.035′ N, 123° 22.647′ W. Marker is near Wolf Creek, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker can be reached from Sunny Valley Loop near Placer Road (Route 34-5-10), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Sunny Valley Loop, 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. The Applegate Trail (here, next to this marker); Applegate Trail - Grave Creek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave Creek Ranch (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Applegate Trail
"Grave Creek" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
2. "Grave Creek" Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(about 800 feet away); Golden (approx. 4.1 miles away); GOLD! (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wolf Creek Tavern (approx. 4.3 miles away); Febble, Hungry, and Haggard (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wolf Creek.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the Applegate Train Interpretive Center.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesRoads & Vehicles
 
Death on the Trail image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Death on the Trail
 
 
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 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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