Southern Oregon PBS Specials

A South Road to Oregon: A History of the Applegate Trail

Special | 29m 26s

Early settlers coming to Oregon crossed vast plains, foreboding mountains, and hot deserts, only to find their biggest challenge, navigating the Columbia River. Trace the construction and controversy surrounding this long, treacherous branch of the Oregon Trail from Fort Hall, Idaho through parts of Nevada, California, and southern Oregon into the settlements of the lush Willamette Valley.

Aired: 03/06/06

Rating: NR

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