The route of the Oregon Trail began to be scouted out as early as 1823, by fur traders and explorers.
The Oregon Trail was too long and arduous for the standard Conestoga wagons used in the Eastern United States for freight transport.
The Oregon Trail spanned over half the continent as the wagon trail proceeded 2,170 miles west through territories and land later to become six U.S. states (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon).
The Oregon Trail helped the United States implement its cultural goal of Manifest Destiny, that is, to expand the nation from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
Between 1841 and 1869, the Oregon Trail was used by settlers migrating to the Pacific Northwest of what is now the United States.
The Oregon Trail's designated termination point was Oregon City, which at that time was the proposed capital of Oregon Territory.
U.S. Highway 26 follows the Oregon Trail for much of its length.
Many rock formations became famous landmarks that the Oregon Trail pioneers used to navigate and leave messages for pioneers following behind them.
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The Oregon Trail migration, more correctly known as the Oregon-California Trail migration, is one of the most important events in American History. The Oregon-California trail was a 2,170 mile route from Missouri to Oregon and California that enabled the migrating of the early pioneers to the western United States.
Mountain men fur trappers were the earliest to use the Oregon Trail. A few early missionaries came in the 1830s. Larger groups of American settlers began arriving in 1843. The California Trail, Mormon Trail, and Bozeman Trail overlapped much of the Oregon Trail and branched off it starting in 1846.Dec 23, 2017
The Oregon Trail is a 2,170-mile (3,490 km) historic East–West, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail in the United States that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.