Oregon Fever Grips America

Albert Bierstadt's 1867 "Emigrants Crossing the Plains" painting shows a romanticized view of the overland journey to Oregon. (Image courtesy National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum)

Albert Bierstadt's 1867 "Emigrants Crossing the Plains" painting shows a romanticized view of the overland journey to Oregon. (Image courtesy National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum)

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