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  American West - The Oregon Trail
Today the 2,170 mile Oregon Trail still evokes an instant image, a ready recollection of the settlement of this continent, of the differences between American Indians and white settlers, and of new horizons.
The Oregon National Historic Trail, designated by Congress in 1978, is administrated by the National Park Service in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, state and local governmental units, citizen organizations, and numerous private individuals whose property the trail crosses.
Oregon Trail Prepared by students in Clackamas County.
www.americanwest.com /trails/pages/oretrail.htm   (1696 words)

  Oregon Trail - MSN Encarta
The trail continued along the North Platte and Sweetwater rivers to South Pass in the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains.
As early as 1742, part of the trail in Wyoming had been blazed by the French Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La VĂ©rendrye; the Lewis and Clark Expedition, between 1804 and 1806, made more of it known.
At first, the termination point of the Oregon Trail was Oregon City, Oregon; later, settlers continued south to the fertile and valuable land in the Willamette Valley.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569815/Oregon_Trail.html   (414 words)

 Oregon Trail Brewery
The Oregon Trail Brewery is located in the heart of the Willamette valley, in downtown Corvallis, OR.
Oregon Trail has been brewing since 1987 and resides in the Old World Deli, a unique well established Corvallis eatery.
All Oregon Trail Ales are served on tap at the Deli.
www.oregontrailbrewery.com   (75 words)

 Support Services Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail is the best known of all the many historic routes used by Americans in the settlement of the West.
After the majority of the emigrant caravans had passed over the Oregon Trail, the use of the route was followed soon by the developing freight business which supplied the mining towns scattered through the region.
The tree which the Indians had left untouched for centuries, was one of the landmarks of the Oregon Trail until it was cut down by emigrants during the 1843 emigration.
www.oregon.gov /ODOT/CS/SSB/Oregon_Trail.shtml   (3477 words)

 The Greatest Games of All Time
Equal parts adventure and strategy game, Oregon Trail put you in the role of the head of a group of travelers in 1848 who were hoping to make it to the Beaver State, via covered wagon, by following the fabled Oregon Trail.
Oregon Trail wasn't an overly difficult game by any means, but at the same time, it had an aesthetically addictive quality to it.
Oregon Trail wasn't the longest, deepest, or most thrilling of educational games, but it helped set a precedent for what an educational game could be.
www.gamespot.com /gamespot/features/all/greatestgames/p-34.html   (1274 words)

 The Oregon Trail-Last updated 05/01/02
The Oregon Trail Timeline What was happening in other parts of the West and the "States" during the time of the Oregon Trai from 1841 to 1866.
Oregon Trail Mileposts Significant mileposts were the rivers to cross, springs with fresh cool water, Pony Express stations and stagecoach stops, massive sandstone formations such as Chimney Rock, and perhaps the most well know, Independence Rock.
Oregon Facts: Interesting Names and Places in Oregon One of the most intriguing things about Oregon is how places received their names and the history behind those names.
www.over-land.com /trore.html   (1803 words)

 Oregon Trail History: Historic Trails: Old West Kansas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, the Oregon Trail was also used by the Army, and stagecoaches and the Pony Express Route followed part of the trail.
The Oregon Trail continued to be heavily traveled during the Civil War, but as the Union Pacific Railroad was built, the use of the Oregon Trail declined.
Parts of the Oregon Trail were still used locally in 1870, but the Oregon Trail was no longer the great throughway it had been.
www.vlib.us /old_west/trails/othist.html   (428 words)

 Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail began as a crude unmarked route for fur traders to the Pacific.
When times got tough along the trail, the family’s heirlooms and furniture were the first things to be left along the side of the trail.
The trail was so rough that the travelers would hang their churns filled with milk on the side of the wagon and at the end of the day they would have butter.
www.scsc.k12.ar.us /2001Outwest/PacificEcology/Projects/BeaverM/default.htm   (703 words)

 Rodeo Rich's Oregon Trail Web Page
Oregon Trail Budget Spreadsheet -- This is an interactive Excel spreadsheet I created for pioneers/students to use to budget and track their initial startup expenses as they prepare to travel on the Oregon Trail.
A non-interactive PDF file version of the Oregon Trail Budget is also available to download if you just want to have a form for your students to fill in themselves.
Oregon Trail Supply Ledger -- The Supply Ledger is an interactive Excel spreadsheet I created for pioneers/student to use to keep track of purchases and expenses while on the trail.
www.beacon-christian.org /rodeorich.htm   (840 words)

 Trail of Oregon .com - The Oregon Trail - The Oregon Trail Travel Guides - It started in Independence, Missouri and ...
Trail of Oregon.com - Charts the journey of those who followed the Oregon Trail in the first half of the nineteenth century, describes the obstacles and dangers they encountered...
He was the founder of Fort Bridger on the Trail of Oregon or Oregon Trail in 1843.
The Oregon Trail, edited [by] Feltskog is the most authoritative text, based on scholarly collation of all editions published in Parkman's lifetime..
trailoforegon.com   (469 words)

 The Trails   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Three Crossings Route was a narrow rugged path that crossed the Sweetwater River 3 times in a row; the Deep Sand Route crossed the river once, but passed through a stretch of trail with thick, heavy sand that could turn to quicksand after heavy rains.
Where the trail split into the main Oregon Trail toward Fort Boise (known as the South Alternate Route) - it avoids crossing the dangerous Snake River.
A welcome stretch of green in dry country, this became the site in 1851 of another split in the trail with the Beckwourth Cutoff heading northwest, and the main California Trail (The Truckee Route) going west-southwest.
www.sd129.org /goodwin/journ-1.htm   (1625 words)

 Oregon Trail in Southeast Idaho
The Oregon and California Trails made their first parting here and later the Oregon Shortline Railroad came through to serve the Northwest.
Hooper Springs (left) in Soda Springs was a delight to Oregon Trail encampments between 1840-1900 and still is to modern travelers.
The photo above right is of the Oregon Trail Country Club Golf Course at Soda Springs where golfers can hit their golf balls right through the original wagon ruts still intact from the trail.
www.seidaho.org /oregon_trail.htm   (358 words)

 Oregon National Historic Trail (U.S. National Park Service)
As the harbinger of America's westward expansion, the Oregon Trail was the pathway to the Pacific for fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others.
The Oregon National Historic Trail is over 2,000 miles in length stretching from Missouri to the states of Oregon and Washington.
After a long and arduous late summer climb up the Blue Mountians of eastern Oregon, wagon train emigrants headed for Oregon in the 1840s-1860s were rewarded with a walk in the cool shade of its coniferous forest.
www.nps.gov /oreg   (311 words)

 Oregon Trail Pathfinder   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Explores the great westward migration on the Oregon Trail in the nineteenth century and the experiences of those who traveled that way.
As she and her family travel the Oregon Trail in 1843, Lucy's puppies persist in creating trouble.
At The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretative Center, you can find information about provisions and prices of the era, prairie schooner diagram, frequently asked questions about the trail, maps, and biographies of pioneers of the time.
nb.wsd.wednet.edu /lmc/pathfinders/Oregon_trail_pathfinder.htm   (953 words)

 History of Route 40 - Oregon Trail
The Bidwell-Bartleson Party (see the California Trail page) was the first emigrant party across the Oregon Trail although most of the emigrants opted for California instead of Oregon.
The years 1849-1852 saw the largest concentration of emigrants on the Oregon Trail; in 1850 and 1852 and estimated 65,000 to 70,000 emigrants moved west.
The Oregon Trail began in the Independence-Westport area in Missouri.
www.route40.net /history/oregon.shtml   (280 words)

 Oregon Trail & Rossville
Highway 24 west parallels the trail, which continues beneath the tracks west of Rossville to the town of St. Marys.
As the road to westward expansion, the Oregon-California Trail was the pathway to the Pacific for fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others.
Joseph, Missouri branch of the Oregon-California Trail is pioneered.
www.kawvalley.k12.ks.us /rossville_kansas/history/oregon_trail.htm   (620 words)

 Oregon Trail
- The Oregon Trail, the longest of the overland routes used in the westward expansion of the United States, was first traced by explorers and fur traders.
The Oregon Country's northern boundary was set in 1846, and the Territory of Oregon was formed in 1848 as over 12,000 people made the journey in that decade.
Select the best Oregon Trail route and then compare it to the path followed by Lewis and Clark (Maps).
www.42explore2.com /oregon.htm   (1120 words)

 * Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) - Oregon Hiking - Hikes
The Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail begins near Siskiyou Summit on the California border and ends at the Bridge of the Gods on the Columbia River.
The Oregon section has a gentle crest that is fairly contant in elevation.
The Schaffer guide describes this section of the PCT as “the driest, least scenic section to be found in either state.” One problem is the large number of jeep and logging roads you parallel.
www.trails.com /activity.asp?area=11113   (601 words)

 Texas State Bluebonnet Trail: Ennis Bluebonnet Trails
These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show.
The Bluebonnet Trail is a regional celebration of the natural wonder of wildflowers common to the Hill Country of Texas.
Beginning March 29th the Ennis CVB will be open for visitors to pick up information on their Bluebonnet Trails on Saturdays from 9am until 5pm and on Sundays from 1pm until 5pm.
www.e-referencedesk.com /resources/state-symbols/texas/bluebonnet-trail.html   (524 words)

 Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was much more than a pathway to the state of Oregon; it was the only practical corridor to the entire western United States.
As the harbinger of America's westward expansion, the Oregon Trail was the pathway to the Pacific for fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others.
Emigrated to Missouri in 1840, and from Missouri to Oregon in 1843.
www.all-oregon.com /state/info/oregontrail.htm   (2198 words)

 What it was like to travel the Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was not just a pathway to Oregon; it was the easiest way to the whole Western U.S. If it weren't for the Oregon Trail, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Utah may not be part of the United States today.
Actual wagon ruts from the Oregon Trail still exist today and many groups are trying to preserve this national historic treasure.
They would travel down the trail and since the road was so bumpy, many of the pioneers would travel behind and on the side of the wagon much of the time.
www.geocities.com /cbmshistory/Oregontrail/OregonTrailProject.html   (1316 words)

 Oregon Trail History Library - Main Menu
As with the Oregon Trail chronology, this timeline addresses the peak years of emigration, from 1841 to 1866.
The "exclusion laws" were passed to keep slaves and the free descendants of slaves from settling in the Oregon Country in the hope of avoiding the troubles of the East.
The story behind each trail is explained, and the recommendations section includes lists of known interpretive resources along each trail and suggests driving directions which approximate the routes of the historic trails.
www.endoftheoregontrail.org /histhome.html   (745 words)

 Oregon Trail History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Oregon-California trail was a 2,170 mile route from Missouri to Oregon and California that enabled the migrating of the early pioneers to the western United States.
From Fort Laramie to Fort Bridger, the Mormon trail and the Oregon Trail were one in the same.
The Oregon National Historic Tail was designated by Congress in 1978 and is administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, state and local governments and many private individuals whose property the trail crosses.
www.frontiertrails.com /oldwest/oregontrail.htm   (1047 words)

 Recipes on the Oregon Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My husband's Grandma's mother came over the Oregon Trail as a child and she told of how her family would attach the butter churn to the side of the wagon.
Mary Power's journey on the Oregon Trail was somewhat harrowing, so my sons and I have decided to create for her a more favorable trip and outcome.
[Miss Virgina at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon told me that pioneers used vinegar for numerous reasons, one of which was to bring Vitamin C into their diets and that they would make "lemonade" with it.
www.oregontrail.net /~thesmiths/oregontrailrecipes.html   (2291 words)

 Oregon Trail - Pathway to the West
At the same time, small groups of individuals and the occasional family attempted to follow the trail, with some succeeding in arriving at Fort Vancouver in Washington.
At many places along the trail, alternate routes called "cutoffs" were established, either to shorten the trail, or to get around difficult terrain.
These big wagons had a reputation for killing their oxen teams approximately two thirds along the trail and leaving their unfortunate owners stranded in desolate, isolated territory.
www.legendsofamerica.com /WE-OregonTrail.html   (629 words)

 Amazon.com: Oregon Trail 5th Edition Win/Mac [Old Version]: Software   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Using limited funds, players must equip their wagons, balancing the need to survive on the trail with the necessity for moving quickly.
For children interested in a multifaceted educational challenge, Oregon Trail makes a good choice, capturing the difficulties and dangers of the long voyages that settlers made so long ago.
There are a lot of people who say they grew up playing The Oregon Trail, bought this for the nostalgia, and loved it, but I don't agree at all.
www.amazon.com /Oregon-Trail-5th-Win-Version/dp/B00005LBVS   (1448 words)

 Oregon Trail 1
Heading down the Oregon Trail towards the Columbia River, and the Dalles.
Oregon Trail is a timeless masterpiece that generations will be able to enjoy for years.
This is the first and original Oregon Trail 1.0 release for DOS from 1990.
www.classic-pc-games.com /pc/educational/oregon_trail_1.html   (1063 words)

 Mr. Regan's Oregon Trail Webquest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When was the Oregon Trail in use and how many people used it.
The Oregon Trail was a long and winding road that took many lives along the way.
Without this trail and the strength, bravery, and determination of these settlers, the american west would likely not be such a valuable part of the United States today.
orr.mec.edu /~rregan/oregontrail.html   (1347 words)

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