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Offers a glimpse into the colorful history of this rugged area through the stories of the pioneer settlers, the naming of Grave Creek, the discovery of gold, the impact of the stageline, and the building of the railroad.

 Until Further Notice
Located in Beautiful Sunny Valley, The Applegate Trail Interpretive Center is a "must see." Enjoy visiting the many historical displays. frontroom.JPG (19034 bytes)
wagontr.JPG (15538 bytes) This authentic covered wagon depicts the story of the wagon trail and it's despair, determination and discovery.
In the fall of 1846, the first emigrant wagon trail from Fort Hall, Idaho, to travel the southern route of the Oregon Trail--known as the Applegate Trail--camped just across the creek from here. Martha Leland Crowley, 16 years old, died of  Typhoid Fever during this encampment and was buried on the north side of what was to become known as "Grave Creek".
Visit our Fireside Theatre to see this dramatic reenactment of the event!

Grave Creek Covered Bridge

Drive by and read the story of this historical bridge located on Grave Creek. Read how it got it's name- the Martha Leland Crowley story, in addition to the story of Fort Leland, Indian wars, and gold days.
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The Old Town Hall
Visit the Old Town Hall located next to the Interpretive Center and Covered Bridge
The Old Town Hall is presently used for weddings, community events and celebrations, and the
Sunny Valley Christian Fellowship
 Open EVERY Sunday at 3pm
followed by a potluck.

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  ( We do not provide an e-mail )
500 Sunny Vall
ey Loop
Sunny Valley, Oregon 97497
14 Miles North Of Grants Pass Oregon. On The I-5 Fwy. at Exit 71


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Copyright 1997


Applegate trail interpretive center on the Applegate Trail in Sunny Valley Southern Oregon  Rogue Valley  museums near covered bridge, gold and historical sites, Southern Oregon museums, rogue valley museums  near campgrounds and recreation. Sunny Valley Applegate Wagon Trail Interpretive Center Museum by covered bridge crossing, covered wagons, Grave Creek,  near Placer and 3 miles to Leland.