Peter Skene Ogden
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N 43° 45.495 W 118° 03.628
11T E 414633 N 4845569
Oregon History Sign about Peter Skene Ogden near Juntura, Oregon.
Waymark Code: WM2GGA
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This sign is located on Hwy. 20 about 1 mile northeast of Juntura, Oregon

Marker Name: Peter Skene Ogden
Marker Text: 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, passing Alvord Lake, he went south to the Humboldt River and thence last to Great Salt Lake, first reached by him on his initial expedition of 1824. Retracing the route on its return journey, the party followed the Humboldt, turned north to the Silvies, crossed over into the John Day Valley and reached Fort Nez Perce in July, 1829. Over 2,000 beaver were taken by the party.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Eastern Oregon

County: Malheur

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": [Web Link]

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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