Trails and Tribulations - History of the Brothers Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 48.807 W 120° 35.998
10T E 693024 N 4853953
Quick Description: Sign about historic trails.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2009 6:27:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM5XDM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 1

Long Description:

This is one of four signs in a kiosk at the Brothers Rest Area.

Marker Name: Trails and Tribulations - History of the Brothers Area
Marker Text: TRAILS AND ROADS
Several wagon roads had lift their mark on the area by the second half of the 19th century. Oregon Trail immigrants, traveling the ill-fated Meek Cutoff, crossed Camp Creek and then paralleled the Crooked River on their journey to the Willamette Valley, in 1845. Additional roads passed through the area after the 1870s. The Yreka Road linked California with the John Day gold fields, while the Prineville to Lakeview Wagon Road provided one of the main north/south arterials.

THE DRY ROUTE
The ‘Lost Wagon’ or Meek train sought to avoid the difficult crossing of the Blue Mountains by attempting a southern route. From Burns, the wagon train traveled westward until reaching Glass Butte where they turned north. Lack of water forced the Meek Train immigrants away from the desert and into the more rugged country to the north.

NATIVE PEOPLE
Indian people utilized a wide variety of resources in the Brothers area during the past 11,000 years. Plants and animals were used not only for food but for the production of twine, baskets, weapons, clothing, shelter, and other utilitarian purposes. In addition, nearby locations with obsidian and jasper were exploited to produce stone tools. Archaeological evidence suggests that, although small groups established many temporary camps throughout the area, there were few, if any, permanent settlements.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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