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A SOUTH ROAD TO OREGON: The History of the Applegate Trail
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Early settlers coming to Oregon crossed vast plains, foreboding mountains, and hot deserts, only to find their biggest challenge — navigating the dangerous Columbia River. Inspired to find an alternative route, immigrants founded the Applegate Trail in 1846. A SOUTH ROAD TO OREGON: The History of the Applegate Trail traces the construction and controversy surrounding this long, treacherous southern branch of the Oregon Trail from Fort Hall, Idaho through parts of Nevada, California, and southern Oregon into the settlements of the lush Willamette Valley.
The story is told through historically accurate reenactments based on diaries, journals, and letters of the principle historic figures and interviews from immigrants’ descendants.
Narrated by well-known historian and columnist Russell Sadler.
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