Historical Marker Series

Oregon Trail

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To All PioneersWho PassedThis WayTo Win and HoldThe West Erected ByPopularSubscriptionCitizens ofKemmerer 1931
On October 30, 1792 off the point in the Columbia River where the Sandy empties its waters, the boat crew from the H.M.S. Chatham (Vancouver's Voyages) were the first white men to sight the snowclad peak which Lt. Wm. R. Broughton named Mt. Hood in honor of…
Front of Marker:Monument ExpeditionCamp One29 Jan 1906Left Side of Marker:This stone is donated byGregory L. MeekerCousin to EzraIn honor of Bobby and Helen Meeker who taught their son the love of family and community.Also donated by Raymond L. Kanter and J…
Each spring thousands of emigrants camped in these hills and meadows waiting for new grass to support their teams along the trail. Wagons lined St. Joseph streets to the east waiting for two to three days to be ferried from this point. The settlers faced up…
After the 1848 discovery of gold in California, more than 100,000 sturdy Americans passed through St. Joseph on their way west in quest of wealth, opportunity and better lives. The "Gold Rush" began and those who followed the "Star of Empire" became part of…
A Camping Ground LecomptonTerritorial Capital of Kansas1855-1861Three miles north
Many emigrants to Oregon or California had to ford the South Platte River to continue their trek up the North Platte River to South Pass. The most important ford, known as the Old California Crossing, was a few miles west of present-day Ogallala. The South …
The large hill to the north, which became known as "California Hill," was climbed by thousands of covered wagon emigrants heading west between 1841 and 1860. Many were bound for Oregon. California became the destination of the majority of travelers after go…
Marked by the State of Nebraska 1912Old California River CrossingSouth 14 Degrees East
Pioneers traveling west on the Oregon Trail discovered this spring that Plains Indians had frequented for centuries. It provided an oasis for man and beast alike in the "Great American Desert.'In 1867, Union Pacific railroad workers named it "Big Spring", a…
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