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Warm Springs in Jefferson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Indian Trails

Oregon History

 
 
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By Bill Royal, September 16, 2010
1. Indian Trails Marker
Inscription. An ancient trail passed through here as part of an extensive Indian trade network linking peoples of the Northern Great Basin and Columbia Plateau to those living west of the Cascades. Obsidian, bear grass, and slaves were transported over these trails to major trading locations along the Columbia River in exchange for dried salmon, smelt, sturgeon and decorative sea shells. The long established route was later used by Peter Skene Ogden's fur trapping expeditions in 1825 and 1826. Fur trader Nathaniel Wyeth was here in the 1830s. Captain John C. Fremont followed this route on his 1843 explorations for the United States and Lt. Henry L. Abbot headed a Pacific Railroad survey party along it in 1855.
 
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Location. 44° 51.833′ N, 121° 25.217′ W. Marker is in Warm Springs, Oregon, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Northwest North Springs Highway (U.S. 26). Touch for map. Marker is located in a turnout on the west side of US 26 approximately 10.6 miles north of the town of Warm Springs, Oregon. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs OR 97761, United States of America.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
Indian Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Royal, September 16, 2010
2. Indian Trails Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Royal of Sun City Ctr, Florida. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Royal of Sun City Ctr, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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