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Snake River Crossing

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Annie Von Domitz in Oregon Trail Interpretive Sites |

From Ontario follow Highway 201 south through Nyssa then continue south of town.

Emigrants entered today’s state of Oregon at the Snake River Crossing near Nyssa, where they risked overturning their wagons, damaging or losing possessions, and even drowning. An interpretive shelter  describes the treacherous crossing and the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Boise, a trading post at the Crossing, where emigrants could buy badly needed provisions—at exorbitant prices. A monument to Oregon Trail preservationist Ezra Meeker stands at the site.

Nyssa Chamber of Commerce.