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Word was out — free land was to be had in the new Oregon Territory. Congress had enacted laws that enabled qualified individuals, including immigrants, to claim up to one square mile of land. To own the land, one was required to settle on and improve the land and file a "donation land claim."

The first wagon train to pass beyond Fort Hall consisted of 120 wagons and over 1,000 people and moved out May 22, 1843. After a few days they divided into two parts: a "light column" consisting of 72 wagons, and a "cow column" consisting of 50 wagons and most of the livestock. This hardy bunch of pioneers — men, women, and children — faced the unknown. There were no wagon tracks to follow, so they forged their own trail. They faced swollen rivers, wild Indians, and hot, dry desert, and a climb over and down the majestic Rocky Mountains. The journey took six long months.

Our Proud Past relates the story of the trials and successes of these adventurous people — the first white people to settle the land we now dwell on. The story starts on the trail and continues through the establishing of small communities as each family seemed destined to find their own "special" life in the new territory. Many have said, "Oh, to have lived then!" You may experience, for a short time, what life was like 150 years ago through the pictures and stories in Our Proud Past.

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(a compiled history of the families that settled at the end of the Oregon Trail )
McCormick, Gail J.
G.J. McCormick Publishing Company
Mulino, Oregon :
Oregon trail
Oregon National Historic Trail.
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