Route of Historic Applegate Trail - Jackson County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 09.225 W 122° 37.572
10T E 530882 N 4666914
Quick Description: A roadside 'T' marker located just off Emigrant Lake Road on the way to Emigrant Lake Recreation Area notes the historic Applegate Trail that passed through here.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2017 2:47:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMV9E5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:

This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers located all around Klamath and Jackson Counties and commissioned by both the Klamath County Historical Society and the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

This particular T-marker showcases main source of travel through this area, the very historic Applegate Trail. The route was a major source of travel for settlers, men traveling to and from California during the California Gold Rush days and for commerce travel, i.e., men bringing food and supplies from one town/encampment to another.

The marker text reads:

ROUTE OF
HISTORIC APPLEGATE TRAIL 1846 - 1869
Southern Oregon Historical Society 1979

Be sure to click the link provided below to learn much more about the history of the Applegate Trail. Also of note is the fact that nearby Emigrant Lake is named after the pioneers who first traveled through this area in search of homesteading the nearby Rogue Valley and Willamette Valley in north-central Oregon.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Southern Oregon

County: Jackson

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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