“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Malheur County, Oregon

Clickable Map of Malheur County, Oregon and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Malheur County, OR (25) Baker County, OR (64) Grant County, OR (30) Harney County, OR (2) Canyon County, ID (22) Owyhee County, ID (13) Payette County, ID (7) Washington County, ID (6) Humboldt County, NV (28)  MalheurCounty(25) Malheur County (25)  BakerCounty(64) Baker County (64)  GrantCounty(30) Grant County (30)  HarneyCounty(2) Harney County (2)  CanyonCountyIdaho(22) Canyon County (22)  OwyheeCounty(13) Owyhee County (13)  PayetteCounty(7) Payette County (7)  WashingtonCounty(6) Washington County (6)  HumboldtCountyNevada(28) Humboldt County (28)
Vale is the county seat for Malheur County
Adjacent to Malheur County, Oregon
      Baker County (64)  
      Grant County (30)  
      Harney County (2)  
      Canyon County, Idaho (22)  
      Owyhee County, Idaho (13)  
      Payette County, Idaho (7)  
      Washington County, Idaho (6)  
      Humboldt County, Nevada (28)  
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1 Oregon, Malheur County, Adrian — The South Alternate Route of the Oregon Trail
During the late 19th century thousands of Americans left farms, families and friends to trek the Oregon Trail toward new lives in the West. The trail was nearly 2,000 miles across prairies, mountains and parched deserts. Contrary to popular belief, . . . Map (db m106941) HM
2 Oregon, Malheur County, Danner — Jean Baptiste "Pomp" CharbonneauSon of Sacajawea — Feb. 11, 1805 - May 16, 1866 —
This plaque is dedicated as a memorial to Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau, whose personal life experience elevated him to national recognition in American History. He began his "Road of Life" on an epic journey westward. The youngest person . . . Map (db m106879) HM
3 Oregon, Malheur County, Danner — Jean Baptiste Charbonneau1805-1866 — Oregon History —
This site marks the final resting place of the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, born to Sacajawea and Toussaint Charbonneau at Fort Mandan (North Dakota) on February 11, 1805. Baptiste and his mother symbolized the peaceful nature . . . Map (db m106876) HM
4 Oregon, Malheur County, Danner — Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
. . . Map (db m106877) HM
5 Oregon, Malheur County, Jordan Valley — Making Jordan Valley Home
Before the discovery of gold along the banks of Jordan Creek on May 18, 1863, this arid region was the exclusive domain of American Indians, a few hardy explorers and Hudson's Bay Company fur traders. The prospect of gold quickly changed this . . . Map (db m106875) HM
6 Oregon, Malheur County, Jordan Valley — Sarah Winnemucca
(left panel) Sarah Winnemucca played a major role in shaping development of the American West, and especially what is known as the I.O.N. country: The Idaho, Oregon and Nevada state junction. During her lifetime, Sarah became well . . . Map (db m106883) HM
7 Oregon, Malheur County, Jordan Valley — Skinner's Toll Road
extended from mouth of Jordan Creek to Silver City. Franchised in 1866 the road ran to the east from here. Part of U.S. 95 west of Jordan Valley lies on old road-bed.Map (db m106886) HM
8 Oregon, Malheur County, Jordan Valley — The Owyhee River
The Owyhee River originates in Nevada, courses through Idaho and flows into the Snake River in Oregon. Most of the Owyhee River Canyon is managed by the Bureau of Land Management with the rest under Bureau of Reclamation, State of Oregon, and . . . Map (db m138532) HM
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9 Oregon, Malheur County, Juntura — Peter Skene OgdenOregon History
Peter Skene Ogden, leading a party of Hudson’s Bay Company trappers, camped near here on October 10, 1828. On this Ogden’s fifth and final expedition into the "Snake Country," he started on September 22, from Fort Nez Perce (Walla Walla). From here, . . . Map (db m63024) HM
10 Oregon, Malheur County, Nyse — Starvation Camp
About 18 September 1860, 26 survivors of the Utter disaster arrived south of here. Only 10 remained when an army relief expedition arrived 5 weeks later. On September 9 & 10, in Idaho, the Elijah P. Utter wagon train suffered a two-day . . . Map (db m106943) HM
11 Oregon, Malheur County, Nyssa — Old Fort Boise Snake River Crossing Kiosk
(Inside the kiosk are seven panels which deal with Fort Boise and the Snake River Crossing.) "Pathway to the "Garden of the World" Excitement filled the air May 22, 1843 as nearly one thousand Americans left Missouri . . . Map (db m106947) HM
12 Oregon, Malheur County, Nyssa — Old Oregon Trail1843 - 57
Map (db m106945) HM
13 Oregon, Malheur County, Ontario — Malheur Butte
Between 20 and 15 million years ago, the region from north-central Washington to northeastern California experienced a series of volcanic eruptions and basalt lava floods that covered thousands of square miles. These ancient lava floods often dammed . . . Map (db m107207) HM
14 Oregon, Malheur County, Ontario — Malheur County's Oregon Trail Heritage
Overland emigration between 1840 and 1863 brought over 50,000 pioneers to Oregon. Seven miles west of Malheur Butte, weary Oregon Trail emigrants camped at the Malheur River crossing, taking advantage of local hot springs and the first good water . . . Map (db m107208) HM
15 Oregon, Malheur County, Ontario — Ontario Oregon Trail Kiosk
(The Oregon Trail kiosk houses thirteen panels which deal with Native Americans, the Fur Trade, the Oregon Question, Oregon Fever, and trials of the Oregon Trail.) Pathway to the "Garden of the World" Excitement filled the . . . Map (db m107234) HM
16 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — Cutoff FeverOregon History
Eager to save time on the Oregon Trail, emigrants often attempted shortcuts. Between 1845 and 1854, three wagon trains left this campsite seeking a cutoff to the Willamette Valley. The Meek Cutoff of 1845 Frontiersman Stephen . . . Map (db m107076) HM
17 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — First People of the Land
For thousands of years, the native peoples of the northern Great Basin met the challenge of living in this arid region. During the nineteenth century, contact with explorers and emigrants resulted in dramatic changes to the Indians’ traditional way . . . Map (db m107031) HM
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18 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — Imagine a Day's Journey
Imagine traveling on the Oregon Trail. You woke this morning beside the Snake River. Tonight’s camp will be on the Malheur River. Sniff the fragrance as wagon wheels roll over the sagebrush and send its pungent aroma into the air. Inhale the . . . Map (db m107032) HM
19 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — In Search of a Dream
From the 1830s to the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, the Oregon Trail was the way west for thousands of restless Americans from all walks of life. Fired with a hope of finding a better life, more than 250,000 people . . . Map (db m107034) HM
20 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — John D. Henderson
John D. Henderson was the third child of twelve born to Perman D. and Sarah (Trapp) Henderson, both originally of Tennessee. John was born December 30, 1828, in what is now part of downtown Kansas City, then farmland, where his parents had . . . Map (db m107039) HM
21 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — Rinehart's Stone House
Built in 1872 by Louis and Amanda Rinehart. Was stagecoach inn. Original stop on Oregon Trail was owned by Jonathan Keeney.Map (db m231891) HM
22 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — Stephen Meek's Cutoff
In 1845 Meek led 200 families away from Oregon Trail seeking a shorter route west. Gold found enroute began Blue Bucket legend. Hardships drove train back to Oregon Trail at The Dalles.Map (db m207961) HM
23 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — Under the Wagon CoverDay After Day — Hazards and Hardships —
(Three panels are mounted on a common support) Under the Wagon Cover By the time the pioneers reached this point in their journey, many supplies had been exhausted or discarded to lighten their load. Many who had depended . . . Map (db m107038) HM
24 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — Vale
Origin of name, Vale of Cashmere The first building on the site on the present City of Vale was built on the banks of the Malheur by Jonathan Keeney in 1864. He offered accommodations to the migrants and miners on their way to the Powder River . . . Map (db m107057) HM
25 Oregon, Malheur County, Vale — Vale Oregon Trail Kiosk
(Inside this kiosk are seven panels which deal with the Malheur River and Meek's Cutoff. "Pathway to the "Garden of the World" Excitement filled the air May 22, 1843 as nearly one thousand Americans left Missouri . . . Map (db m107077) HM
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Dec. 3, 2023