Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Oregon Trail

Between 1841 and 1869, an estimated 400,000 pioneers followed the
Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon. A small park near Guernsey,
Wyoming contains a spot where so many wagons travelled, they cut
a four foot deep trench into solid rock. These are considered the best
preserved ruts anywhere along the trail. Here, it's quite easy to put
yourself into the shoes of those early pioneers crossing the west since
you can actually "see" and "feel" where they tread.

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