As with much of the Rogue River the creek is full with pioneer history. Grave Creek is named after the grave of Martha Leland Crowley, daughter of a pioneer couple Katie and Thomas Crowley. At age sixteen Martha died of typhoid fever and was buried under an oak tree near the creek in 1846. By the end of 1846 Katie had lost seven members of her family including her husband Thomas. Now a widow with five young children and her family decimated by the pioneer migration. She pressed on.
We float by this creek time and time again through the summer and fall, its always healthy to review how it became. Grave Creek is the begining of our journey down the Rogue River and a great place to take pause. As you will see this trip is not just a float trip, but also trip full with our history.
The Rogue River has many famous and fun rapids that will leave you with great memories of the sun, the river, and freinds. So grab your river bag and book a summer trip today. Let us share some of the fun and the history of the Rogue River with you.
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