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Near Juntura in Malheur County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Peter Skene Ogden

Oregon History

 
 
Peter Skene Ogden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2009
1. Peter Skene Ogden Marker
Inscription. Peter Skene Ogden, leading a party of Hudsonís Bay Company trappers, camped near here on October 10, 1828. On this Ogdenís fifth and final expedition into the "Snake Country," he started on September 22, from Fort Nez Perce (Walla Walla). From here, passing Alvord Lake, he went south to the Humboldt River and thence last to Great Salt Lake, first reached by him on his initial expedition of 1824. Retracing the route on its return journey, the party followed the Humboldt, turned north to the Silvies, crossed over into the John Day Valley and reached Fort Nez Perce in July, 1829. Over 2,000 beaver were taken by the party.
 
Erected by State of Oregon.
 
Location. 43° 45.498′ N, 118° 3.63′ W. Marker is near Juntura, Oregon, in Malheur County. Marker is on Central Oregon Highway (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Juntura OR 97911, United States of America.
 
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View of the Area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2009
2. View of the Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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