Tribute to a Barlow Road Traveler
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 45° 16.929 W 121° 42.005
10T E 601949 N 5015116
This Oregon Trail marker, marks a grave on the Barlow Road.
Waymark Code: WM4Z5Y
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 31

This Oregon Trail marker is on an old segment of Ore. Hwy. 35

Marker Name: Tribute to a Barlow Road Traveler
Marker Text: Here, in 1924, beneath decades of brush, engineers for the Mt. hood Loop Highway discovered a grave. An old wooden wagon tongue served as headboard. Workers dug up a wagonbox casket that held the remains of an emigrant woman.
After reburial, a cross was placed in tribute to this unknown pioneer. Once the highway opened in 1925, Mt. Hood Loop travelers stopped to place stones and flowers at the site.
Son of Steven Coalman, Former Barlow Toll Road Superintendent: “My father remembered meeting a man who had just buried his wife. He buried her in a wagonbox made from the bed of the wagon, and made a crude fence around the grave. She had been very sick, and they had camped there several days before she died. The man had tow small children, a boy and a girl, both under five years of age.”

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Metro/Portland

County: Clackamas

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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