Excerpt from Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
An old prairie schooner was rebuilt, and a yoke of sturdy oxen was trained to make the trip. With one com panion and a faithful dog, the veteran started out. It took nearly two years, but the cx-team journey from Washington, the state, to Washington, our national capital, was finally accomplished.
The chief purpose of Mr. Meeker in this enterprise was to induce people to mark the famous old highway. T o him it represented a great battle ground in our nation's struggle to win and hold the West. The story of the Oregon Trail, he rightly felt, is an American epic which must be preserved. Through his energy and inspiration and the help of thousands of loyal men and women, school boys and school girls, substantial monuments have now been placed along the greater part of the old pioneer way.
Two years ago it was my privilege to meet the author in his home city. Our mutual interest in pioneer stories brought us together in an effort to preserve some of them.
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