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Photographed 4 September 2018.
To the south stand the Oregon Buttes, a major
trail landmark. The name is significant because
the Buttes were roughly the beginning of the
Oregon Territory and also helped keep emigrants
encouraged, even though there were still
hundreds of miles of rough going ahead. Today,
the Oregon Buttes are an Area of Critical
Environmental Concern because of their cultural
significance and important wildlife values.
About twelve miles to the soutwest of Oregon
Buttes is the Tri-Territory site. This site is the
location where the Oregon Territory, Mexican
Territory, and Louisiana Purchase has a
common boundary. The large landmark, just to
the south of w[h]ere you are standing, is Pacific
Butte. The great height and mass of the butte,
combined with a ridge to the north paralleling
the emigrant trails, helps to create a visual
channel through which travelers migrated on
their way through South Pass.
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Date and time this page was prepared:
8/9/2020 10:25:43 AM