NW Chapter Oregon-California Trails Association 

The following is a letter from the Northwest Chapter Oregon-California Trails Association dated July 26, 1992.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Wirfs
296 N.E. Gerlinger Lane
Dallas, Ore, 97338

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Waifs,

I am writing to you as representatives of the King family.  I hope I am on the right track.

Enclosed please find two pictures of the Sarah King Chambers grave over on the North Fork of the Malheur River.  The Northwest chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Ass'n. recently placed a new pole fence around the grave and we also placed an informational plaque explaining who Sarah was and how she came to be there.  The plaque is a most beautiful one I think you will agree.

Unfortunately, somewhere between my original script for the plaque and it's final inscription, Nahum King's name was altered to Nahum.  Other than that, we hope the King family is pleased with the improvement.

Some years ago I co-authored with Mr. Keith Clark a book Terrible Trail, The Meek Cut-off: 1845.  It is the story of the wagon train in which the King family came to Oregon.  The book, long out of print, is being reprinted by Maverick Press later this year.  It will be a paper back and sell for $12.95 I believe.  Should any of the family want to order a copy, they could contact me.


L. E. Tiller
12308 N.E. Russell
Portland, Oregon 97230