Near Wolf Creek in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Applegate Trail
Southern Route to Oregon
The first emigrants to trek the new “Southern Road” left with the trailblazers from Fort Hall in early August 1846. With Levi Scott acting as a guide, while Jesse Applegate traveled ahead to mark the route, the hardy emigrants blazed a wagon trail through nearly 500 miles of wilderness arriving in the upper Williamette Valley in November. Emigrant travel continued along the Applegate Trail in later years and contributed greatly to the settlement of southern Oregon and the Williamette Valley.
There were 15 in the family I was with — The Crowleys. Eight of them died before reaching Oregon… The last of the family to die on the
(Unreadable) - 1846
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 38.16′ N, 123° 22.656′ W. Marker is near Wolf Creek, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is on Sunny Valley Loop north of Interstate 5, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Grave Creek Ranch (here, next to this marker); Applegate Trail - Grave Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Applegate Trail (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Grave Creek" (about 800 feet away); Golden (approx. 3.9 miles away); GOLD! Wolf Creek Tavern (approx. 4.2 miles away); Febble, Hungry, and Haggard (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wolf Creek.
Also see . . . Photo Tour of the Applegate Trail. (Submitted on March 3, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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