Oregon Trail

geographical name

pioneer route to the Pacific Northwest about 2000 miles (3219 kilometers) long from the vicinity of Independence, Missouri, to the Willamette-Columbia river region; used especially 1842–60

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“Oregon Trail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oregon%20Trail. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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