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Oregon Trail

 

The page describes the Oregon Trail. Here, students can begin an eleven-stop tour of the trail and learn about the interesting landmarks, forts, and stopping points on this epic trail.

 

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Westward Expansion

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Oregon Trail
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Oregon Trail Stops

 
1. Home
2. Independence, Missouri
3. Great Plains
4. Platte River
5. Chimney Rock
6. Fort Laramie
7. Soda Springs
8. Rocky Mountains
9. Fort Boise
10. The Dalles
11. Oregon City

Our Trail – Alfred Jacob Miller

The Oregon Trail was a legendary migration route that brought settlers from Missouri to Oregon during the era of westward expansion in the 1800’s. The trail spanned over 2,170 miles through Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon, through the Great Plains and over the Rocky Mountains. Settlers were offered free land (until 1854) in Oregon’s Willamette Valley for making the brutal journey on their prairie schooners. The trail was used from 1841 to 1869. The average family made it to Oregon City in about four months. It was rendered obsolete in 1869, with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Take the Oregon Trail Tour (Stop 1)

 

Oregon Trail Activities on MrNussbaum.com

 

Westward Expansion Interactive Scavenger Hunt

This activity allows students to explore the MrNussbaum.com Westward Expansion section by directing them to specific pages where they can find answers to the ten Westward Expansion-themed questions. Program gives immediate feedback.

   

Oregon Trail Interactive Scavenger Hunt

This activity allows students to explore the MrNussbaum.com Oregon Trail section by directing them to specific pages where they can find answers to the ten Oregon Trail-themed questions. Program gives immediate feedback.

 

Or, visit any stop on the Oregon Trail