Great the rock has been preserved, anyone know if the plaque still exists?
Kenn on 10th September 2018 @ 7:56am
The plaque was there a couple of years ago when I last drove by.
Arthur on 10th September 2018 @ 8:34am
The current rock looks much smaller than the original. Truth or false?
nels on 10th September 2018 @ 9:55am
nel, I think most of what you're seeing is the difference between the very wide angle lens of Google Streetview and Gifford's camera. I've seen the same effect with pictures of the Pillars of Hercules. They look tiny when you drive by, but the photos make them look enormous.
Arthur on 10th September 2018 @ 1:46pm
Thanks Arthur. Must detour up there to check it out.
nels on 10th September 2018 @ 2:20pm
For those that aren't aware, Pulpit Rock is located close in proximity to the Wascopam Mission location. Pulpit Rock was a place that early Methodist missionaries preached to the local indians in the 1830's and 1840's. Even in 2017 the intern preacher at the 1st Methodist Church and also with the help of the Zion Lutheran Church preached a sermon on Pulpit Rock to commemorate the 179the anniversary. He even wore period clothing and arrived riding a horse.
I agree that photos make it look larger than it's actual 12 feet.
Charlott on 11th September 2018 @ 7:15am
Charlott, you mention in the previous Pulpit Rock photo that you have connections to the Hines family. I have a book which is made up of the diaries of Hines family members as they travel the Oregon Trail out here to The Dalles and on to the Willamette Valley.
L.E. on 11th September 2018 @ 5:37pm
Saw the name of this man, an Indian, who was a missionary preacher to the local Indians. Forget his name. It was in an online chat room in TD, so he is evidently known
nels on 12th September 2018 @ 11:54am
as of 9/12/2018 the plaque is in place...photo sent to Arthur. the rock is impressive in both size and location. glad The Dalles folk have preserved this piece of history. another good lunch at the Baldwin Saloon...…..
Arlen Sheldrake on 12th September 2018 @ 8:11pm