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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sherman County, Oregon
Adjacent to Sherman County, Oregon
► Gilliam County (2) ► Wasco County (59) ► Klickitat County, Washington (20)
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| Near This Point, from
1843 - to - 1863
West Bound Emigrants
Caught Their First Sight of
the Columbia River — — Map (db m111982) HM|
|The Oregon Trail crossed the hazardous Deschutes River at this point by floating the prairie schooners and swimming the livestock. An island at the river mouth was often utilized when the water was high and the ford dangerous. Pioneer women and . . . — — Map (db m34575) HM|
|(Seven panels dealing with the Deschutes River Crossing portion of the Oregon Trail are found at this kiosk)
Oregon Trail emigrants reached the Columbia River after an arduous trek across the dry and . . . — — Map (db m111990) HM|