The Oregon Trail, the route of the pioneers during the largest mass migration in United States history, was a long and difficult journey made by Americans nearly two centuries ago. This guidebook, rich with photos, interviews, and information about the famous landmarks, facilities, individuals, activities, and towns along the trail, will please both adventurers planning to travel the trail and individuals who wish to learn about and follow the trail from an easy chair. Complete with maps and details of each state from Missouri to Oregon, Exploring the Oregon Trail will give readers everything needed to follow in the footsteps of the American pioneers.
Kay W. Scott and David L. Scott have spent twenty-eight summers touring the United States and Canada in a series of Volkswagen campers, and two summers backpacking through Europe by rail. They live in Valdosta, Georgia, where David is a professor of finance at Valdosta State University and Kay is retired from the public schools.