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Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City OR

In the 1800s the Oregon Trail served as a natural corridor as the eastern half of the United States moved west.  The majority of people moved west for land and gold.  The emigration lasted several decades and it is estimated that around 500,000 travelers were on the western trails throughout the mid to late 1800s.  The Oregon trail ran about 2000 miles from Missouri to Oregon.  There is still over 300 miles of trail and over 125 historic sites associated with the Oregon trail.

I’m happy to say that Dan and I both were able to step on the Oregon Trail and experience just a piece of what the early settlers saw when coming into Oregon.  That is “beautiful”!


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-The McNavigators — Modern Day Explorers!  Finding beauty wherever we go in Mother Nature, man-made buildings, delicious foods prepared with love and most importantly the beauty in the people we meet.