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1. 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail Winter 2006 This article starts out: "Before deciding to make a cross-country trip, anyone with common sense would certainly give considerable thought to what supplies would be needed to make that journey." Early...

2. 1847 Circular on Services in Independence for Trail Trekkers Turns Up in Oregon Archives 1847 Circular on Services in Independence for Trail Trekkers Turns Up in Oregon Archives Winter//1981 Article about the circular and letter published by George Buchanan, Independence postmaster in 1847, "about the facilities of the town" of Independence, Missouri, designed as a guide for travelers to Oregon...

3. A President, a Church, and Trails West A President, a Church, and Trails West 2008 Continuation of title, "Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri." The author Jon E. Taylor, former historian for the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri, examines how...

4. Albert Wachsmann Albert Wachsmann Albert Wachsmann, husband of Virginia Bridger.

5. Albert Wachsmann Albert Wachsmann Inscription on back of photograph: Laura Mills, Westport, Missouri, Great friend of Captain A. Wachsmann.
Printed on back: Ragan & Winan's Gallery of Art, Cor. Third and Main Sts., Over Leively's...

6. Alfred Jacob Miller Alfred Jacob Miller Illustrations and information on Alfred Jacob Miller, or Alfred Miller (1810-1874), a native of Baltimore and a painter and explorer of western scenes on the Overland Trail (or Oregon Trail) leaving out...

7. America's Historical Opportunity America's Historical Opportunity Summer 2007 This 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....

8. America's National Historic Trails America's National Historic Trails 1999 Chapter of the book about the Oregon National Historic Trail, following the historic original Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri, to Portland, Oregon, "from 1840 to 1870" and passing through the...

9. An Emigrants' Guide for Women: Making the Necessary Preparations for the Arduous Five-Month Journey An Emigrants' Guide for Women: Making the Necessary Preparations for the Arduous Five-Month Journey along the Oregon Trail September//1970 [F]ictionalized facsimile of an 1850 guidebook written by a woman for women on preparing for journeys to the West, with illustrations and map. Description of various factors affecting women in particular...

10. Ask the Marshall Ask the Marshall July/August 2007 Brief item describing the typical day in the life of a person travelling by covered wagon on the Oregon or California Trails from Missouri.

11. Blazing a Trail to Oregon: Jumping-Off at St. Joe Blazing a Trail to Oregon: Jumping-Off at St. Joe Autumn//1991 Article about the travels of Cornelius "Neal" Gilliam and his parties on the section of the Oregon Trail from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to central Kansas in the 1840s, with illustrations and maps.

12. Boost Oregon Trail for National System Boost Oregon Trail for National System March//1974 Article about the public meeting involving the Jackson County Historical Society in considering the Oregon Trail, from Independence to Fort Vancouver, Washington, in inclusion with the National Trails...

13. Covered Wagon Centennial Covered Wagon Centennial 1930 Map of the Oregon Trail including a numbered index with historic landmarks detailed. Created as part of the Covered Wagon Centennial (April 10th to December 29th, 1930, as designated by President Herbert...

14. Covered Wagon Centennial Covered Wagon Centennial 1930 Folder contains miscellaneous items including printed addresses, programs, mimeographed material, poster, etc., published for the Covered Wagon Centennial held in 1930. The vertical files in this collection...

15. Crossing the Plains Crossing the Plains 1912 Illustrations and article about the crossing of the Great Plains across Kansas along the Oregon Trail from western Missouri by Mrs. Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, or Narcissa Whitman of New York with her husband...

16. Crossing the Plains In 1845 Crossing the Plains In 1845 1845 A 15 page typewritten account plus a photocopy of it. Includes 1952 letter from bookseller Frank Glenn stating that manuscript came to him "many years ago in the collection of William E. Connelly". Found...

17. Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847 Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847 1926 Description of 1840s Independence, including its business activity and "Noland's Hotel," "the most commodious in Missouri, excepting those in St. Louis."

18. Etched in Time: Overland Memories of Johnson County Etched in Time: Overland Memories of Johnson County Spring 2003 The early emigrants going west on the Oregon-California Trail and Santa Fe Trail came through Johnson County, Kansas. Diary entries describe the terrain. Two of the most common campsites were Sapling Grove,...

19. Experiences of Lewis Bissell Dougherty On the Oregon Trail Experiences of Lewis Bissell Dougherty On the Oregon Trail April 1, 1930 Lewis Dougherty, one of four children of John Dougherty, at age 78 recounts his mid 19th century adventures going west along the trail to Oregon. He recounts the wagon trains, Indian encounters, buffalo...

20. Ezra Meeker Ezra Meeker August 20, 1923 Inscription on back of photo reads, ""Old Oregon Trail in solid rock, Sweetwater Valley, Wyo. Ezra Meeker in reminiscent attitude-taken August 20, 1923 by Albert Park, Casper, Wyo.