Western Life

The Oregon Trail – America’s Pioneer Route

The main pathway followed by Americans looking for new lands and opportunities on the frontier, during the 1800s, was known as the Oregon Trail. The route stretched 2000 miles from Missouri, over the Great Plains and the Continental Divide, ending in the Californian gold fields and the Willamette Valley. Between 1840 and 1860 more than… Continue reading The Oregon Trail – America’s Pioneer Route

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Wagon Trains

If you have played the famous 90’s game, ‘The Oregon Trail,’ then you would remember how hard it was to make it all the way to Oregon City (if you could even make it across Columbia River). Well, even more unsettling than how hard that game was, is the fact that that game was based… Continue reading Wagon Trains