End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

1726 Washington Street, Oregon City
(503) 657-9336
Official site: endoftheoregontrail.org

End of the Oregon Trail by Sean Munson
photo by Sean Munson
I'll admit that I've never been here before, though after reading 5 Things I Learned At the End of the Oregon Trail in the always excellent Mental Floss blog, I have to say I'm intrigued.
When my parents are in town (Portland, Oregon), I finally get around to seeing local areas of interest. Yesterday we checked out the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, which was full of Oregon Trail trivia. Here are some of my favorite bits.

1. Awesome hairstyles were par for the course ...
2. Emigrants didn't know how to handle their guns ...
3. Oregon City was a big deal ...
4. The first Oregonian woman to vote arrived via the Oregon Trail ...
5. The Oregon Boot was not something you wanted on your foot ...

There's lots more to learn at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, should you find yourself near Portland with an afternoon to kill!


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July 22, 2007 | Permalink | Comments (1)

1 Comments

david said:

Hey nice writeup. I think you might have found it easier to get information about the Interpretive Center at historicoregoncity.com which is the real
official website...

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