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History of the Oregon Trail


Overall it is estimated that over 400,000 pioneers used the Oregon Trail and its three primary ...

Oregon Trail | HistoryNet


Facts, information and articles about The Oregon Trail, a part of Westward Expansion ... The many offshoots of the trail and the main trail itself were used by an ...

Basic Facts About the Oregon Trail Oregon/Washington BLM


The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. It was not a road in any modern sense, only parallel ruts ...

A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail - May 22, 1843 ...


On this day in History, A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail on May 22, 1843. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Oregon Trail History - Frontier Trails


The Oregon Trail. byTodd Underwood. The Oregon Trail migration, more correctly known as the Oregon-California Trail migration, is one of the most important ...

Oregon Trail - Pathway to the West - History and Information


The route of the Oregon Trail began to be scouted as early as 1823 by fur traders and explorers. By the 1830s, it was used regularly by mountain men, traders, ...

History: Oregon Trail - Ducksters


Kids learn about the Oregon Trail from the Old West. A roadway used by pioneers in covered wagons to travel west.

Oregon/California Trails - National Oregon/California Trail Center


The Oregon National Trail is a 2,000 mile monument to the human spirit. ... (oxen were primarily used because they could live off of the prairie grasses along the ...

The Wagon - National Oregon/California Trail Center


To outlast the rugged trail and months of wear, the wagon needed to be constructed of seasoned hardwood. Most pioneers used the typical farm wagon with a ...

Supplies - National Oregon/California Trail Center


A.J. McCall an early traveler on the Oregon Trail made light of how some ... barrels of corn meal – as the eggs were used up, the meal was used to make bread.

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Oregon Trail Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki


Apr 25, 2016 ... It normally took four to six months to traverse the length of the Oregon Trail with wagons pulled by oxen. About 80,000 pioneers used it to reach ...

Oregon Trail Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles ...


Oregon Trail also Oregon-California Trail a route across the central United ... to traverse the c.2,000-mi (3,200-km) route, the trail was used for many years.

Trail Facts : Questions & Answers About the Oregon Trail : OCTA


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