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The Oregon Trail

Though mountain men had driven wagons along parts of the route since 1830, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman were probably the first emigrants to journey the full length of the Oregon Trail when they set out for the northwest in 1836. Thousands would follow, beginning with the Great Migration of 1843, led by Marcus Whitman.

Map of Oregon Trail

(Map courtesy the makers of THE WEST.)


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