- Oregon Trail
n.a route used during the U.S. westward migrations, esp. in the period from 1840 to 1860, starting in Missouri and ending in Oregon. ab. 2000 mi. (3200 km) long.
* * *Major U.S. route to the Northwest in the 19th century.It stretched about 2,000 mi (3,200 km), from Independence, Mo., to the Columbia River region of Oregon. First used by fur traders and missionaries, it was heavily used in the 1840s by travelers to Oregon, including settlers of the "great migration," led by Marcus Whitman. Of all western trails, it was in use for the longest period, surviving competition from the railroad by serving as a trail for eastward cattle and sheep drives.
* * *▪ historical trail, United Statesin U.S. history, one of the great emigrant routes to the Northwest, running from Independence, Mo., to the Columbia River region of Oregon. It crossed about 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of rugged terrain, including desert and Indian territory.First used by fur traders and missionaries, the trail was suddenly in the 1840s thick with the wagon trains of about 12,000 emigrants to Oregon. Including an occasional stop at various forts for replenishment of supplies and livestock and for repairs, the journey took about four to six months. Some 1,000 settlers joined the “great migration” led by Marcus Whitman (Whitman, Marcus) (1843). Hordes of gold seekers also used the eastern portion of the trail to California in the late 1840s. Beginning in 1847, thousands of Mormons followed a route later called the Mormon Trail, which frequently coincided in Wyoming with the Oregon Trail. Of all the overland routes west, the Oregon Trail was in use for the longest period; after railroads replaced much travel by wagon train, the trail was often used for eastward cattle and sheep drives.
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