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The Barlow Road at the End of the Oregon Trail

In the early 1840s the first emigrants to Oregon sailed up the Missouri River from St Louis to what are now various suburbs of Kansas City and from there set off on foot, horseback or wagons on a two thousand … Continue reading

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More on our 2004 Lewis and Clark Heritage Tour

I was an active member of the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) for 20 years and attended many of their annual conventions during that time, including the 2004 convention that was held in Vancouver, Washington.  My entry for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome … Continue reading

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MM 3-42 Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Cape Disappointment lies at the southwest tip of the state of Washington, just a stone’s throw from the state of Oregon. Way back in 2004 my wife and I attended the annual Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) convention which was held … Continue reading

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