The Oregon Trail: Pathway to the West (Milestones in by Tim McNeese

By Tim McNeese

in the course of the nineteenth century, hardy pioneers used the Oregon path emigrate to the Pacific Northwest. The 5- to six-month trip spanned 2,170 miles west via territories that turned the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. in spite of the fact that, the adventure west was once now not unavoidably a delicate one. based on a few statistics, approximately one-tenth of the emigrants perished alongside the best way. After the final touch of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, site visitors alongside the Oregon path declined. but, the path was once used till sleek highways have been built parallel to giant parts of the path throughout the Eighteen Nineties. "The Oregon path" specializes in the interval of 1840-1859, while nearly 52,000 pioneers moved to Oregon, and approximately 5 occasions that opted to maneuver to California or Utah.

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