Indian Trails
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 51.838 W 121° 25.235
10T E 624776 N 4969052
Oregon History Sign - Indian Trails - Along U.S. Hwy. 26
Waymark Code: WM20ZW
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 08/17/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Sign is located off U.S. Hwy. 26 just southeast of the Mill Creek crossing.

Marker Name: Indian Trails
Marker Text: An ancient trail passed through here as part of an extensive Indian trade network linking peoples of the northern Great Basin and Columbia Plateau to those living west of the Cascades. Obsidian, bear grass, and slaves were trasported over these trails to major trading locations along the Columbia River in exchange for dried salmon, smelt, sturgeon and decorativve sea shells. The long established route was later used by Peter Skene Ogden’s fur trapping expeditions in 1825 and 1826. Fur trader Nathaniel Wyeth was here in the 1830s. Captain John C. Fremont followed this route on his 1843 explorations for the United States and Lt. Henry L. Abbot headed a Pacific Railroad Survey party along it in 1855.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Wasco

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Web link to additional information: Not listed

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