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Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
January 29, 2016 Gretchen Deter   
Sometimes our history books get things backwards. This only makes sense because sometimes things are more logical backwards. This is the case with the discovery and exploration of the famous overland Oregon Trail. We read about early trappers, traders, travelers, and settlers following the route to the Rocky Mountains, Utah, Oregon, Washington, and California from St. Louis west. Seldom do they mention that the first explorers of the Oregon Trail...

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