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Near Garden City in Rich County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The First Oregon Trail

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 15, 2016
1. The First Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription. The first covered wagons came into the Rocky Mts. in 1830, they made their way as far west as Fort Washakie in Wyoming. Efforts were made to find passable wagon trails through the Mountains to the Pacific Coast, which goal was finally reached. At that time, the entire northwest Mt. area was known as Oregon Country & western travel was either to the "Oregon" or the "California" regions. While early maps give the probable location of the first Oregon Trail north of here, well marked wagon ruts & stories of Indians & Settlers indicate that the first wagon migration to "Oregon" followed the Southwesterly shores of Bear Lake. Leaving this valley through a canyon to the Northwest, then to the upper reaches of the Bear River. Additional color is given this belief because this was the site of an important trappers' rendezvous as early as 1827, & well marked trails were followed for many years in & out of this valley.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 58.507′ N, 111° 24.171′ W. Marker is near Garden City, Utah, in Rich County. Marker is on National Park Highway/Oregon Trail (U.S. 89), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address:
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 15, 2016
2. The First Oregon Trail Marker
Full view from the pull-off, US 89
1555 North Bear Lake Boulevard, Garden City UT 84028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bear Lake (approx. 3.8 miles away in Idaho); Fur Traders Rendezvous (approx. 8.4 miles away); Gutzon Borglum Monument (approx. 9 miles away in Idaho); St. Charles (approx. 9.6 miles away in Idaho).
 
Additional keywords. Oregon Trail
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
The First Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 15, 2016
3. The First Oregon Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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