The Oregon Trail to the Northwest
Beginning along the Missouri River, the trek west along the Oregon Trail was no easy task for the pioneers of early America. As the boundaries of the country broadened during the nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Americans fixed their gaze westward with dreams of a fresh start. Hitch up your wagon and travel along one of the most unique historic trails of the American experience.
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