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At one time, maps showed a large area as “Oregon Country,” and four different nations all claimed it was theirs. Prior to 1805, Lewis and Clark were the only ones to explore it — in fact, they walked the entire length of Oregon Country. Oregon Country was the entire area south of Alaska, and to …

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Facts About the Conestoga Covered Wagon

Facts About the Conestoga Wagon Conestoga wagons were a type of covered wagon used during colonial times. These wagons were built specifically for carrying heavy freight over rough land. Conestoga wagons could carry up to 6 tons of cargo. The floor was curved, almost like a bowl, in order to help keep things from spilling …

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