The Applegate Trail

The Applegate Trail (HM25Q6)

Location: Wolf Creek, OR 97497 Josephine County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 38.035', W 123° 22.647'

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Jesse and Lindsay Applegate, members of the first wave of Oregon Trail emigrants, watched their ten-year old sons drown in the Columbia River when a boat overturned in the rapids near The Dalles in 1843. Once their families were settled, the Applegates vowed to find a route into the Willamette Valley to avoid the river.
In June of 1846, Jesse and Lindsay Applegate along with thirteen other men, set out to explore a new route blazed from West to East intersecting the California Trial at the Humboldt River in Nevada. The new path was historically linked to the Oregon Trail as an alternate route into Oregon. It provided a passageway not under British control and avoided the obstacles and dangers of the Burnt River Canyon, the Blue Mountains and the Snake and Columbia Rivers.
On October 19th, 1846, Applegate Trail emigrants coming from the East camped in this general area and had to bury one of their own, Martha Leland Crowley had died of Typhoid fever and they buried her near Grave Creek.
HM NumberHM25Q6
Series This marker is part of the series, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution, Applegate Trail Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 469052 N 4720232
Decimal Degrees42.63391667, -123.37745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.035', W 123° 22.647'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 2.0999999999998" N, 123° 22' 38.82" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 Sunny Valley Loop, Wolf Creek OR 97497, US
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