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Encyclopedia > The Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail may refer to:

  • The Oregon Trail, the historic migration route across the western United States.
  • The Oregon Trail, an 1849 book.
  • The Oregon Trail, a 1936 movie.
  • The Oregon Trail, a 1959 movie.
  • The Oregon Trail, the computer game.

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American West - The Oregon Trail (1696 words)
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.
Oregon Trail - MSN Encarta (414 words)
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.
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