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  • The Oregon Trail

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    Between 1840 and 1950, over fifty-three thousand people travelled the Oregon Trail. Native American exposure to diseases such as smallpox and diphtheria decimated the tribes, and that along with the encroachment of settlers on tribal lands, was the cause of much strife between Native Americans and the incoming Europeans. The Land Donation Law, a government land giveaway allotting three-hindred twenty acres to white males and six-hundred forty to married white couples, gave impetus to the western

  • The Oregon Trails

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    about or how they influence society cause students to gain vital knowledge and become less ignorant. The Oregon Trails may be considered by some to be a tool to aide students in becoming more knowledgeable on diverse topics. It has been called a “multiethnic” interactive computer game that allows students to travel along the trail and gain insight on the life of a person traveling to the Oregon Territory (Bigelow, 2009, p. 317). This game has been put on a pedestal by critics and has been awarded

  • Native Americans In Oregon

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    Oregon has historically been home to hundreds of thousands of people including dozens of Native American tribes dating back before 9500 B.C. As various tribes made the journey across the Bering Strait to relocate, many chose areas in the Northwest to settle. Some of the first to the Oregon area were the Kalapuya Indians who inhabited Oregon more than 8,000 years ago and although many different tribes called our state home the Kalapuya is just one example of people native to Oregon. The Kalapuya

  • Oregon Trail

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    CROSSING THE Great Plains The Oregon Trail was an overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country, was the way to travel back in the 1840’s through the 1860’s. In 1843 the "Great Emigration" began and the west would never be the same after the out set of the travelers. The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, follow any single narrow route. In open country the different trains might spread out over a large area, only to converge again

  • Oregon Geography

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    The Oregon Coast runs from north to south along the Pacific Ocean. Oregon is three-hundred and sixty miles long and two-hundred and sixty miles wide, making it the ninth largest state. Oregon is bordered by California and Nevada on the south, Washington on the north, Idaho on the west and of course, the Pacific Ocean. Oregon's nickname is the Beaver State because in the nineteenth century beaver skins were very valuable to trappers in the area. The longitude in Oregon is 116 45W to 124 30W. The

  • Oregon Driving Laws

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    Oregon Driving Laws There are about one million teenagers at the age of sixteen in the state of Oregon who will be getting their license very soon, or if not already. Now as of March 1, 2000 a teenager that applies for their license after this date is enforced to abide by certain ridiculous restrictions. These new driving laws in the state of Oregon should be eliminated. Admittedly, these laws will be good for teenagers with nothing else to do, except for the fact that it could lead

  • Essay On Oregon Economy

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    making a shipping hub. A shipping hub and the railroads were crucial to the financial position Oregon is in nowadays. Throughout the First World War, Oregon also made a lot of profit. Timber trades started to expand rapidly. Nowadays Oregon’s economy still depends greatly on agriculture. In the last decade, electronics and tourism has been introduced to its economic base. The Gross Domestic Product of Oregon in 2008 was 161.6 million dollars. It is Americas 26th wealthiest state, with an average wage

  • The Oregon Trail

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    The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail was a very important aspect in the history of our country’s development. When Marcus and Narcissa Whitman made the first trip along the Oregon Trail, many Americans saw a window of opportunity. The Oregon Trail was the only practical way to pass through the Rockies. Pioneers crammed themselves into small wagons to try to make it to the unsettled land; however, 10% of these pioneers died on the way due to disease and accidents. The journey along the Oregon

  • Oregon Trail

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    Oregon Trail Overland pioneer route to the northwestern United States. About 3200 km, about 2000 mi long, the trail extended from Independence, Missouri, to the Columbia River in Oregon. Part of the route followed the Platte River for 870 km (540 mi) through what is now Nebraska to Fort Laramie in present-day Wyoming. The trail continued along the North Platte and Sweetwater rivers to South Pass in the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains. From there the main trail went south to Fort Bridger,

  • Oregon Trail

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    You probably know about the computer game, The Oregon Trail, a game which has you take on the Oregon Trail. But did you know about a game called The Organ Trail? The Organ Trail is a game much like The Oregon Trail, with one big difference; the player is escaping zombies instead of immigrating west. However, no matter what the trail was used for, the Oregon Trail surely helped westward expansion in the 1800’s. The Oregon Trail is a 2000 mile long wagon route and emigrant trail made by fur trappers