Oregon Trail Centennial Scrapbook (1959)
This scrapbook was compiled by Jeannie Van Meter during the reenactment of the original Oregon trail ride in 1859. The group traveled from Independence, Missouri to Independence, Oregon in April-August 1959. In the scrapbook you will find news clippings, pictures, and other interesting information.
Given the scrapbook’s age and condition, we decided it was a good time to digitize it so it will be available for generations to come. With the help of two interns - Ana Trujillo and Teiel Allen - the entire scrapbook is now available online.