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Oregon Trail, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishOregon Trail, thethe Oregon TrailˈOregon ˌTrail, the  one of the main paths from the middle part to the western part of the US, used by pioneers (=people who are the first to go and live in an unknown land) in the mid-19th century. The Trail started in Missouri and crossed the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains before turning towards Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. The journey took around six months, and was extremely dangerous. The pioneers did not have good equipment, and they often suffered from illness or were attacked by Native Americans.
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