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America's Historical Opportunity
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TitleAmerica's Historical Opportunity
AbstractThis reprint article starts out recounting the efforts of Ezra Meeker in publicizing the Oregon Trail. He traveled the trail in its early years, and later he championed the cause of trail preservation. The author recalls other episodes concerning the trail and presents six objectives/ plans the Oregon Trail Memorial Association had in 1930 to help preserve the trails. Includes photographs of Driggs and Meeker as well as the dedication ceremony in 1930 at Independence Rock which designated it as an Oregon Trail landmark.

Howard Driggs was president of the Oregon Trail Memorial Association which later became the American Pioneer Trails Association which he also led. He died in 1963. This article originally appeared in "Overland Monthly" and "Out West Magazine" in March 1930.
AuthorHoward R. Driggs
DateSummer 2007
SourceOverland Journal
LocationPeriodical
PublisherOregon-California Trails Association
Volume25
Number2
Page68-74
Local SubjectTrails
Meeker, Ezra
Driggs, Howard R.
Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail Memorial Association
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine article
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Item ID217317
CONTENTdm number36831
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