—Oregon History —Beginning in 1843, thousands of Oregon Trail emigrants trekked through this region toward new lives in the West. This epic journey indelibly etched the landscape with wagon ruts, such as those near by. When Henry Griffin, a prospector from California, discovered gold eight miles southwest of present-day Baker City in 1861, the emigration pattern changed radically. Eastern Oregon quickly became a destination for gold-seekers and settlers - many arrived from the Willamette Valley reversing their initial journey along the Oregon Trail to settle in this area.
|Placed By||Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 442130 N 4961893|
|Decimal Degrees||44.80810000, -117.73180000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 48.486', W 117° 43.908'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 48' 29.16" N, 117° 43' 54.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near OR-86, Baker City OR 97814, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
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