The Dalles Military Road, near Cross Hollows
The Dalles-Canyon City Road, and later the Dalles Military Road that followed roughly the same route, extends from The Dalles into Oregon's gold country. This is only one short section of it near Shaniko. Large junipers growing from the roadbed indiciate that much time has passed since the road was used here. Stories of Indian ambushes are a common theme all along the road.
There are many other sections of this old road to explore, but most of it is located in remote areas far from anything, and sometimes on private property. A great deal of time and dedication would be required to fully explore the length of this historic route.
There is a lot of information on the DM road, and I hope to take this on as research project sometime in future. And explore a longer strectch of it!
Copyright 2004, 2005 Garrett J. Keeton.
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