OREGON Tourist Attractions
National Historic Trails in Oregon :
The California National Historic Trail crosses Oregon on its way to California . It commemorates the route travelled in the 1840's by gold-seekers who flocked to California! The population shift resulted in California becoming the highest populated State in the US.
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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail - Oregon Visitor Center
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, a Oregon attraction, follows the Columbia & Missouri rivers through 11 states. The Corps of Discovery , the name given to a group some 33 persons set out May 1804 from the Mid West to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean.
Oregon National Historic Trail - Oregon
Settlers, gold rush adventurers, fur traders & religious folk all rode, drove & walked the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail en route to the Pacific & a new life. Wheel marks can still be seen to this day , evidence of the titanic journeys without the benefit of roads ! In 1843,the first wagon train crossed the Rocky Mountains. Their epic journey , named the Great Migration" , from Independence in Missouri attracted massive publicity & so by 1846 thousands were heading west causing the British to ceded Oregon to the united States.