Scott Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 12.618 W 121° 52.553
10T E 589806 N 4895845
Sign about the Scott Road.
Waymark Code: WM4R84
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 09/22/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 17

This sign is located along Ore Hwy 242 about 6.4 miles SW of McKenzie Pass.

Marker Name: Scott Road
Marker Text: In 1862 Felix Scott led a crew of 50 men who blazed a trail across the Cascade Mountains following an old Indian trail which skirted lava flows. Scott hoped to use the new route to take supplies to gold fields in Idaho. His trail was difficult for wagon trains, and in 1866 an easier route was found which is now the approximate location of the present state highway across McKenzie Pass. in Scott’s day this area was known as Summit Prairie. Portions of his old trail, found 1,000 ft north of this point, are still maintained by the U.S. Forest Service and are used by hikers and horsemen.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Lane

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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