Tuesday, January 4, 2011

60-Second Good-To-Knows: 1/3/2011

This week’s topic: United States History

The Oregon Trail:

The Oregon Trail was originally a series of unconnected trails used by the Native Americans. In the early 19th century, fur traders expanded the trails to transport pelts. By the 1840s, the Oregon Trail became a two thousand mile historic overland migration route from Missouri to Oregon and California. For two and a half decades from the 1840s to the 1860s, the Oregon Trail served as the main route for travel to the western United States.

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