Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-45) and index.
How long was the Oregon Trail? What was the "Brown Gold Rush"? Learn surprising true facts about the Oregon Trail that will shock and amaze you! Features maps, a timeline, photos.
A great adventure : why did people travel the Oregon Trail? -- Claiming the West : who was the first European to set foot in Oregon? -- Trail opens : what was known as the "brown gold" rush? -- Hopes and dreams : who got to ride in a covered wagon? -- The big truth! : the man who saved the trail : who traveled east on the Oregon Trail in both a wagon and an airplane? -- Challenges along the way : what did pioneers worry about most? -- End of the trail : how did the first coast-to-coast railroad affect the trail? -- True statistics.