Deschutes River Crossing

Deschutes River Crossing (HMN3X)

Location: Wasco, OR 97065 Sherman County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 38.049', W 120° 54.715'

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The Oregon Trail crossed the hazardous Deschutes River at this point by floating the prairie schooners and swimming the livestock. An island at the river mouth was often utilized when the water was high and the ford dangerous. Pioneer women and children were frequently ferried across the stream by native canoe men who made the passage in exchange for bright colored shirts and other trade goods.
HM NumberHMN3X
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Placed ByOregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Travel Information Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 662746 N 5055520
Decimal Degrees45.63415000, -120.91191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 38.049', W 120° 54.715'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 38' 2.94" N, 120° 54' 42.90" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 352 Biggs-Rufus Hwy, Wasco OR 97065, US
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