THE OREGON TERRITORY AND ITS PIONEERS

Recipient of the 1998 American Local History Network  Award for Preservation of Oregon History
Recipient of  the 2005 Distinguished Service Award presented by OCTA for contribution to Trail Preservation

Researched and Compiled by
Stephenie Flora

 
Welcome to Oregon! This site was started in 1989 and is an ongoing project that focuses on the pioneers of the Oregon Territory up to and including 1855. I welcome any additional information you may want to contribute on an ancestor and will list as a researcher anyone interested in a particular family.

As you will note, the page is broken down into 4 sections. The first section is called  THE SETTLING OF OREGON.  This section contains the history and background of the Oregon Territory  The second section, THE JOURNEY, contains information on preparing for the journey and information on the trail.The third section contains EMIGRANT LISTS and is a compilation of information [including pioneer lists by year of emigration] extracted from a variety of sources. The fourth section is devoted to RESEARCHING THE PIONEERS and provides links to research and historic sites that may be of interest.

If you have a pioneer ancestor that came to the Oregon Territory prior to Feb 14, 1859, you might want to consider joining Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers. It is one way of helping to preserve the Oregon Territory's pioneer history.  To learn more about the trails west and to help with their preservation, visit the Oregon California Trail  Association  website.

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Windmills On The Oregon Trail

 

 THE SETTLING OF OREGON

NW Indians

Explorers

Fur Traders

French Canadians

Missionaries

Early Government

 

THE JOURNEY 

Wagons

Horses-Mules-Oxen

Provisions

What to Pack

Water

Fuel and Fire

Buffalo

 Indians

Camp

The Trail

Death on The Trail

Arriving

Oregon Trail 101 
by Prof. Jim Tompkins

West To Oregon With Ollie The Ox

Wagon Train Research
by Stephenie Flora

Massacres

First White Child Born In Oregon  
by Stafford Hazelett

Bob Zybach
Music On The Trail

 

EMIGRANT LISTS

Pre 1839 1839 1840
1841 1842 1843
1844 1845 1846
1847 1848 1849
1850 1851

1852 A-I  1852 J-Q  1852 R-Z

1853 1854 1855
Photo Gallery Diaries/Journals/Reminiscenses

Pioneer Researchers  

Biographies

 

RESEARCHING THE PIONEERS

Oregon Research Links Trail Links Trail Interpretive Centers
Land Records Maps Pioneer Cemeteries
Medical Terms Bibliography

Moments in Oregon History

Making of America Database Understanding Old Handwriting Books and Trail Art
Lockley Files Index 1913-15 
by Stafford Hazelett
Oregon Biography Index
University Of Oregon pdf

  Westward Expansion      
       A Timeline

 



My name is Stephenie Flora. Thanks for stopping by. All [ Comments and Inquiries ] are welcome.