The Oregon Trail was 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) long.
It reached from western Missouri to Oregon City.
Inside, You'll Find:
Why people took the often dangerous journey along the trail;
Maps, a timeline, photos-and what the "Brown Gold Rush" was;
Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!
Table of Contents
1 A Great Adventure
Why did people travel the Oregon Trail? 7
2 Claiming the Wes
Who was the first European to set foot in Oregon? 11
3 The Trail Open
What was known as the "brown gold" rush? 17
4 Hopes and Beams
Who got to ride in a covered wagon? 23
The Man who Saved the Trail
Who traveled east on the Oregon Trail in both a wagon and an airplane? 26
What did pioneers worry about most? 33
How did the first coast-to-coast railroad affect the trail? 39
True Statistics 43
Important Words 46
About the Author 48