Heritage Museum Society

Heritage Museum Society

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.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight

Part Nine

Part Ten

Part Eleven

Part Twelve

Part Thirteen

Part Fourteen

Part Fifteen

Part Sixteen

Part Seventeen

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Site Address: 112 South 3rd Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7
Independence, OR 97351
Phone: (503) 838-4989
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