This tree has long been identified with Henry H. Wheeler for whom Wheeler County is named. From 1864 through 1868, Wheeler drove the first stage coach service past this site on The Dalles – Canyon City Wagon Road. In 1866, Wheeler was ambushed here and severely wounded. A monument dedicated to Wheeler stood by this tree for over sixty years until it was moved with the realignment of Highway 26.
Located at 19936 Hwy 26, 2.7 miles east of Mitchell