Words of the pioneers adorn Oregon Trail sites

Literary works of Oregon Trail pioneers now are permanently displayed at six new sites in Union and Umatilla counties [Oregon] thanks to an ambitious group of Hermiston Boy Scouts.

The youths installed a total of six Oregon Trail markers made from old metal railroad ties at four Oregon Trail locations in Union County and two in Umatilla County. The work took place Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1. Each marker has an engraved passage from a pioneer diary. The passages are descriptions of what diary writers saw at the approximate site of each marker.

READ MORE about this project in an article printed in the Le Grande (Oregon) Observer on August 4, 2020.