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Charles Robinson


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Luray, KS - United States

This is great Charles, and your notes could prove to be very informative to many people. We used to live in eastern Oregon, and my wife has family in Baker City. One of her cousins and his wife bought 80 acres just east of town several years ago. Tracks from the thousands of wagons traveling through are still very much visible. There is also the grave site of a young girl that died on the trail. Right outside of Baker, in fact in the area of her cousin's property, is a beautiful Interpretive Center dealing with the Oregon Trail. There too, are ruts deep into the ground from the wagons. The Center is a fascinating place. f/v

Charles Robinson replied:

Thank you, Don, for taking the time to comment. The hardships faced by those traveling over the Oregon and Applegate Trails is hard for us accustomed to traveling 70 miles per hour on paved roads to comprehend.