By Vern Bartley

The Longest Grave Yard

Equipment Info
State/Province/Region
OR
Country
US
Nearest Area
HELLS CANYON
Town
BAKER CITY, OR
Brief Directions

ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF BAKER CITY, OR ALONG A HIGH PRAIRIE NOT TOO FAR FROM THE HELLS CANYON GORGE.

Description

HISTORIC COVERED WAGON RUTS MEANDER ACROSS THE HIGH DESERT OF EASTERN OREGON. A LITTLE KNOWN FACT IS THAT OVER 30,000 PIONEERS DIED ALONG THE "OREGON TRAIL" AMOUNTING TO ONE DEATH FOR EVERY 100 YARDS OF THE TRAIL, MAKING THIS HISTORIC ROUTE ON OF AMERICAS LONGEST GRAVEYARDS. *( A LOT OF THE PIONEERS THAT DIED ALONG THE TRAIL WERE BURIED DIRECTLY IN THE TRAIL IN AN EFFORT TO THWART DESICRATION OF THE REMAINS BY EITHER CRITTERS OR INDIANS)

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17/10/2012

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