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Echoes of Oregon History Learning Guide,
1837-1859


The wagon train migration of 1843 (Oregon State Capitol mural).

The wagon train migration of 1843 (Oregon State Capitol mural).

Table of Contents

Introduction - Get an overview of the goals and content of this learning guide.

Oregon territorial history - View a brief narrative of Oregon's pre-statehood history.

Chronology of events - Note the most significant events related to Oregon from Spanish exploration in 1543 to statehood in 1859.

Historical documents - Study images of original documents and put them in perspective using transcripts, background information, key terms, and discussion questions.

Revised April 2008

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