A headstone marking the grave of pioneer John D. Henderson serves as a reminder of hardships experienced on the Oregon Trail along a section of the trail in Vale, Ore. The headstone notes that Henderson died of thirst Aug. 9, 1862, "unaware of the nearness of the Malheur River," which was only a few miles to the northeast.


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