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Fourmile Canyon Kiosk and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
Fourmile Canyon Kiosk and Marker
Oregon (Morrow County), Ione — Fourmile Canyon Blazing heat, bitter cold and blustery winds
On Fourmile Canyon Road, on the left when traveling north.
Fourmile Canyon witnessed the westward passage of wagons across the Columbia Plateau during the late summer and early fall. By this time on their journey, the emigrants had alternately been exposed to blazing heat, bitter cold and blustery winds. In . . . — Map (db m111943) HM
Oregon (Morrow County), Ione — Rocks, Sand & Wind
On Fourmile Canyon Road.
Testing stamina and patience, the wagons were hurried to maintain constant motion across seemingly barren terrain. Facing trampled and scarce resources, the emigrants were often forced to wander miles off the established trail in search of water, . . . — Map (db m111944) HM
Oregon (Morrow County), Ione — Willow Creek Campground
On Oregon Route 74 near Cecil Lane, on the left when traveling south.
The Oregon Trail crossing of Willow Creek was an important site on the trail. There was water and forage for the pioneers and their livestock. This was often a location for a layover to rest and equipment repair before pushing on to The Dalles and a . . . — Map (db m111942) HM

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