Sherar’s Bridge Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 45° 15.651 W 121° 02.233
10T E 653993 N 5013802
Beaver board history sign about the Sherar’s Bridge Area.
Waymark Code: WM6THV
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07/18/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Marker Name: Sherar's Bridge Area
Marker Text: This area of the Deschutes River has been a river crossing and fishing location tor thousands of years. Peter Skene Ogden made note of an Indian camp and bridge when he crossed here in 1826. Early pioneers using the Meek Cutoff and cutoff to the Barlow Road passed here on their way to The Dalles and the Willamette Valley. John Todd built a bridge in 1860 and in 1868 a post office was established. In 1871 Joseph Sherar bought the bridge. Improved the road leading to it and built a 13 room hotel and out buildings that were later used as a stage station. Thousands of people used this crossing to reach the gold mines and ranches of central Oregon.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Wasco

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

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