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Near Terrebonne in Jefferson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Peter Skene Ogden

Oregon History

 
 
Peter Skene Ogden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 31, 2008
1. Peter Skene Ogden Marker
Inscription. This park is named for Peter Skene Ogden, 1793-1854. In the fall of 1825, Ogden led a Hudston's Bay Company trapping party on the first recorded journey into central Oregon, crossing the country to the north and east into the Crooked River Valley not far above here. He was in the vicinity again in 1826 bound for the Harney Basin and the Klamath region where he discovered Mount Shasta. Ogden was an important figure in the early fur trade and ranged over all the west. He rescued the survivors of the Whitman Massacre.

Ogden, Utah, was named for him.
 
Erected by State of Oregon.
 
Location. 44° 23.431′ N, 121° 11.589′ W. Marker is near Terrebonne, Oregon, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 97 0.4 miles south of SW Culver Highway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of the parking lot of the Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint. Marker is in this post office area: Terrebonne OR 97760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Crooked River (High) Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Skene Ogden Park (about 600
Crooked River Gorge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 31, 2008
2. Crooked River Gorge
West of the Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint
feet away); The Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge (about 600 feet away); A Bridge for the New Millenium (about 600 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  Peter Skene Ogden Biography. From the Oregon Historical Society website. (Submitted on August 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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