The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised

The Southern Route

Notes on the Applegate Trail.

Blazing the Trail
And the first parties over the route.

Abraham Henry Morrison
Inaugurating the trail at fourteen years of age.

Tolbert Carter
Over the trail in 1846.

Daniel Toole
Over the trail in 1846 and back again.

The Canyon
In 1846 it was the worst place on earth.

The Preacher Train
Emigrants on the Southern Route in 1853.

William Hoffman's Diary
With the Preacher Train in 1853.

Ben Wright
Hero and villain.

Last revised September 25, 2023