OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Memaloose Rest Area

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Annie Von Domitz in Oregon Trail Interpretive Sites |

On I-84 at mile post 73.

Emigrant teamsters herded cattle single file along the Columbia River as emigrants floated past on rafts, in bateaux or canoes, or—by the 1850s—aboard the steamboats that plied the Columbia River. Interpretive panels help visitors understand the varieties of travel on the Oregon Trail(walking beside a wagon, aboard a boat, or, after the 1860s, by rail), and the varieties of persons on the Trail (emigrant and ethnic groups, literate and illiterate alike).