Stop by Sylvester Park in Olympia to see the End of the Oregon Trail marker, dedicated in 1913 by the Sacajawea Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. You might wonder, “How did this get here?”It’s probably an example of good old-fashioned marketing and seizing an opportunity to lend historical importance to the area. It helps that there was not a set path for the Oregon Trail. And it was the idea of Ezra Meeker who eventually made the trip by plane, train and automobile — and covered wagon. Meeker was an advocate for preserving the history of the route.
Location: Capitol Way S and Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the winter and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the summer.
There are free concerts during the summer months in Sylvester Park. The concerts are held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Check the Olympia Downtown site for details.