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The Oregon Trail

Pathway to the West
McNeese, Tim (Book - 2009)
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During the 19th century, hardy pioneers used the Oregon Trail to migrate to the Pacific Northwest. The five- to six-month journey spanned 2,170 miles west through territories that became the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. However, the journey west was not necessarily a smooth one. According to some statistics, about one-tenth of the emigrants perished along the way. After the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, traffic along the Oregon Trail declined. Yet, the trail was used until modern highways were constructed parallel to large portions of the trail during the 1890s. The Oregon Trail: Pathway to the West focuses on the period of 1840-1859, when approximately 52,000 pioneers moved to Oregon, and nearly five times that opted to move to California and Utah.
Authors: McNeese, Tim
Title: The Oregon Trail
pathway to the West
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2009
Characteristics: 142 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Tim McNeese
Contents: Traders and trappers
New pioneers on the trail
New missions in Oregon
Wagon road west
Preparing the way west
The way of the western emigrant
A flood of emigrants
Chronology and timeline
ISBN: 160413027X
Branch Call Number: j 978.02 M1695o 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-134) and index
Subject Headings: West (U.S.) Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature Frontier and pioneer life Oregon National Historic Trail Juvenile literature Pioneers Oregon National Historic Trail History 19th century Juvenile literature Overland journeys to the Pacific Juvenile literature Oregon National Historic Trail History Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Frontier and pioneer life
Overland journeys to the Pacific
LCCN: 2008030745
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The Oregon Trail focuses on the period between the 1840s and the 1860s when approximately 52,000 pioneers moved to Oregon, and nearly five times that number moved to California and Utah.

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