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Pioneer Woman's Grave

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The pioneer woman's grave site next to the old Mt. Hood Highway (now FR 3531) (bobcat)
Interpretive sign at the site (bobcat)


In 1924, workers constructing the Mt. Hood Highway discovered, hidden under debris and brush, the grave of an unnamed woman from the era of the Oregon Trail. The remains were reinterred by the side of the highway and marked by a cross. Now, an interpretive sign and a pile of stones with various offerings marks the site.

Walk down the road from the grave and cross the East Fork Salmon River. Follow the small Oregon Trail sign on the right side of the road to see the deep rut made by pioneer wagons during the river crossing.

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