Peter Skene Ogden
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 23.435 W 121° 11.588
10T E 643910 N 4916843
Oregon History Sign - Peter Skene Ogden - Along U.S. Hwy. 97
Waymark Code: WMK96
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 08/06/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 31

Sign is located off U.S. State Hwy. 97 at the Peter Skene Ogden Scenic Wayside.

Marker Name: Peter Skene Ogden
Marker Text: This park is named for Peter Skene Ogden, 1793-1854. In the fall of 1825, Ogden led a Hudson’s Bay Company trapping party on the first recorded journey into central Oregon, crossing the country to the north and east into the Crooked River valley not far above here. He was in the vicinity again in 1826 bound for the Harney Basin and the Klamath region where he discovered Mount Shasta. Ogden was an important figure in the early fur trade and ranged over all the west. He rescued the survivors of the Whitman Massacre.

Ogden, Utah, was named for him.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Jefferson

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