Alder Slope, Oregon

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Coordinates: 45°23′34″N 117°18′12″W / 45.3926502°N 117.3032294°W / 45.3926502; -117.3032294

United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Wallowa County Gotoarrow.png Alder Slope

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Alder Slope s a well known part of the Wallowa Valley, lying southwest of Enterprise and at the base of Wallowa Mountains. Alder was one of the first communities in the valley. It was named for the alder trees that grew around the Beecher cabin. The first Quaker Meeting House in the Wallowa Valley was built at Alder about 1888. The townsite was platted in 1886, but the newer community of Enterprise drew the trade and now Alder is mostly a memory, with Alder Slope as its legacy. Alder post office, the third in what is now Wallowa County, was established Apr. 5, 1878, with Henry Beecher first postmaster. The office was discontinued Oct. 9, 1890.


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