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Rock Creek Station, Nebraska  Unforgettable memories from trail rides on the original Oregon Trails...

Rock Creek Station, Nebraska Unforgettable memories from trail rides on the original Oregon Trails.

The Oregon Trail II, Wyoming Tales and Trails

The Oregon Trail II, Wyoming Tales and Trails

Wagon ruts in Wyoming still show where the California Trail and Oregon Trail parted ways

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Wagon wheel ruts at parting of the Ways at South Pass, Wyoming.  On the right, the Oregon Trail. On the left, the California Trail.

Camped near here in Wagon wheel ruts at parting of the Ways at South Pass, Wyoming. On the right, the Oregon Trail. On the left, the California Trail.

Oregon Trail wagon wheel ruts at Guernsey, Wyoming

Oregon Trail wagon wheel ruts at Guernsey, Wyoming.historical path of early settlers.

Wagon ruts along the Oregon Trail at the Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center ( image by J. Gauthier)

Wagon ruts along the Oregon Trail at the Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center ( image by J.

After becoming separated from his family and the rest of the wagon train, a one-armed mountain man named Jason Grimes teaches Francis various skills necessary to survive the midwest region alone.

A short piece of the Oregon Trail still exists a few miles east of Boise, Idaho, photo by Boise State University

Wagon wheel ruts still can be seen at the Sand Springs stop of the Oregon Trail in Wyoming

Wagon wheel ruts still can be seen at the Sand Springs stop of the Oregon Trail in Wyoming

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, Fairbury Nebraska

Pioneers heading west on the Oregon Trail entered Nebraska in Jefferson County. The ruts of the wagon trains can still be seen at Rock Creek Station in Jefferson County.

The Parting of the Ways is where the Oregon and California Trails fork from the original route to Fort Bridger to an alternative route, the Sublette-Greenwood Cutoff, across the Little Colorado Desert. Many wagon trains parted company, some preferring the shorter cutoff route, which involved fifty waterless miles, to the longer but better-watered main route.

The Parting of the Ways is where the Oregon and California Trails fork from the…

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