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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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Idaho 1989: Surprise on the Trail

It was hot and dry and sagebrush was everywhere as far as we could see. We had been walking on a portion of the Oregon Trail for about a mile or two and already the group was strung out for … Continue reading

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Idaho 1989: The Oregon Trail in Idaho

In 2006 I bought a Nikon slide scanner and began digitizing my 30 years worth of slides. I thought it would take two years. Well, it’s now nine years later and I’m still scanning! But I only have a couple … Continue reading

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