Pioneer Mailman
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 14.925 W 121° 50.341
10T E 592691 N 4900156
Sign about John Templeton Craig.
Waymark Code: WM4QYE
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 09/21/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

This sign is located along Ore Hwy 242 about 2.1 miles SW of Dee Wright Observatory.

Marker Name: Pioneer Mailman
Marker Text: On the knoll behind this sign once stood a rustic cabin in which pioneer mailman John Templeton Craig died in December, 1877. Craig, who was 56, had been employed to carry the mail between McKenzie Bridge and Camp Polk, near Sisters. While carrying the christmas mail, Craig was caught in a sudden storm and later found frozen to death inside the cabin by a search party.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Lane

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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