Stories of the Oregon Trail Fifty years ago the Oregon Trail was designated a national historic trail, and today communities from Missouri to Oregon celebrate its storied 175 years of history.

When the travelers loaded their wooden wheeled wagons and hitched oxen or mules to begin a nearly 2,000-mile journey from the Missouri River to Oregon Country in 1843, they could not envision that 175 years later their journeys would be legendary. Ezra Meeker began a movement in 1906-07 to recognize the Oregon Trail when he … Continue reading Stories of the Oregon Trail Fifty years ago the Oregon Trail was designated a national historic trail, and today communities from Missouri to Oregon celebrate its storied 175 years of history.