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oregon trail stories

Oregon Trail Stories: True & Inspiring Tales of Prairie Pioneers

Overland pioneer stories are everywhere. There are thousands pooled in the ruts of the Oregon Trail slicing through…

daily life on the oregon trail

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail: What it Was Really Like

When was the last time your daily routine included helping an ox with his snot-rag or filtering your…

oregon trail landmarks

16 Iconic Landmarks on the Oregon Trail

The many forts, rocks, springs and other landmarks along the Oregon Trail kept settlers from losing not just…

hell on wheels railroad towns

Hell on Wheels History: Rowdy Railroad Towns Across the Plains

Building the Transcontinental Railroad was one of America’s biggest triumphs. At its completion, Captain John Currier beamed: “Thus…