After following the Snake River for 300 miles, emigrants following the Oregon Trail in the 1800s finally left the river bank and headed northwest into Oregon at Farewell Bend. While camping at Farewell Bend State Recreation Area we explore Oregon Trail history including the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and the Van Ornum Massacre. We even find the ruts left in the eastern Oregon desert by the emigrants' wagon trains! We also check out the Weiser Sand Dunes and the historic town of Baker City.
Filmed: August 15-20, 2021
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- 0:00 Intro
- 1:12 Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
- 5:20 The Dyrt PRO
- 5:58 The Snake River & Weiser Sand Dunes
- 6:59 Van Ornum Massacre
- 7:38 Oregon Trail ruts
- 8:18 National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
- 10:37 Baker City
- 12:18 Wrap-up
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- Farewell Bend State Recreation Area https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=4
- National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center https://www.blm.gov/learn/interpretive-centers/national-historic-oregon-trail-interpretive-center
- Visit Baker https://www.visitbaker.com/
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