Wikipedia tells us that the Oregon Trail was laid by fur trappers and traders from around 1811 to 1840 and was a 2,000 mile long east-west wagon route that led from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I was all set to learn about the early Oregon settlers and pioneer life and Conestoga wagons, so you can imagine my dismay when I arrived to find that the museum was being renovated and would not open for another month.
All was not lost, however. I was advised that there was a self-guided tour along the walkways around the grounds, and so I set out to self-guide my way through history. Here is what I determined about the end of the Oregon Trail.