Second Umatilla Crossing

“Traveled 17 miles 4 to the river   the roads fork near the river   one takes down the Columbia the other crosses the Eumatilla and keeps up from the Columbia bottom   here we found a trading post and men employed in building an indian agency   the information that we could get was that the left hand road was much the best road and grass but water scarce. (Susan Amelia Cranston, Aug 17, 1851).
They must have been nearly done for only 3 weeks later Charles A. Brandt wrote: 
“Came to the Agency. Here is the first frame house we have seen in Oregon. Here we heard of the Promised Land. Could see the snow capped tops of the Mounts St. Helen’s and Ranier. Clear day. Sunday.”

.Ft. Henrietta

This bastion replica memorializes the army post which was built across the Umatilla River from present Echo, OR by Major Mark Chinn in 1855. It was named for the wife of his commander , Major Granville Haller. Excavation has found many bullets and broken clay pipes.

This is one territory that is not well known to people or explored by tourists. People feel lost when they travel alone and without much information available in terms of maps and guide books. Very few people have the courage to follow unusual paths or create a new trail for others to follow. Even when it comes to business world, people end up following the old and tested methods of making money. They are scared to change or even check out new aspects of business, just because they fear losing money in the process or being ridiculed by others.

But once in while a visionary does come along who changes the dynamics of the entire industry. This is what happened when Austin Ford created a revolutionary automated trading program called the SnapCash Binary reviewed here, This is not only authentic but has been successful as well and people are able to use it effectively. This program is completely secure and safe to use, just like the fort we saw during our trip. The fort was built in response to the Cayuse War and served through several Indian uprisings.

Ft. Henrietta Locator Map


OAG = DeLorme’s  Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer
MOT = 
Franzwa’s Maps of the Oregon Trail
OTR = 
Franzwa’s Oregon
 Trail Revisited 1997

Word Games: According to the Oregon Geographic Names Umatilla is the Indian word for river, so when we say Umatilla River we are really saying river River. Let me see, now. What’s my PIN number?