Historic Applegate Trail Tub Springs - Jackson County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 06.934 W 122° 26.549
10T E 546088 N 4662758
Quick Description: A wooden historical marker highlights the rich history in this area located at Tub Springs State Wayside.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2017 3:10:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMWYGP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
A wooden historic marker highlights the rich history here at Tub Springs Wayside Park and tells us:

HISTORIC APPLEGATE TRAIL
TUB SPRINGS

IN JULY 1846 JESSE APPLEGATE, LEVI SCOTT
AND THIRTEEN OTHERS KNOWN AS 'THE
SOUTH ROAD PARTY' LOCATED THIS PIONEER
TRAIL. IT WAS USED BY THE EMIGRANTS
TRAVELING FROM FORT HALL ON THE OREGON
TRAIL TO THE ROGUE RIVER AND WILLAMETTE
VALLEY'S BETWEEN 1846 AND 1860.
TUB SPRINGS WAS NAMED BY THE EMIGRANTS.

THE TRAIL PASSED UP THE SWALE THROUGH
THE TUB SPRINGS PARK NEAR THIS POINT.
JACKSON COUNTY SETTLERS CONSTRUCTED
A NEW WAGON ROAD IN 1868. THIS ROAD CAN
BE VIEWED ON THE HILLSIDE N.E. OF THIS MARKER.

THIS PIONEER ROAD WAS USED UNTIL 1873
WHEN REPLACED BY THE
'SOUTHERN OREGON WAGON ROAD',
WHICH WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM STATE
FUNDS. THIS ROUTE WAS LOCATED 1/2 MILE
TO THE NORTH. IN 1919 THE STATE OF OREGON
LOCATED THE PRESENT GREEN SPRINGS HWY.,
THE 3RD REPLACEMENT OF THE EMIGRANT TRAIL.
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SOUTHERN OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: Roadside

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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