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OREGON COUNTRY and the OREGON TRAIL

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 Lives of “Mountain Men”

In the time of the “mountain men”, at the beginning of the 19th century,  Lewis and Clark and other explorers had already explored the West. The United States government had already sent these explorers to find out all they can, and to bring the answer to those secrets home. But there was still a lot to …

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How did the Texas Revolution Happen? (Part 2)

Texas Revolution Part 1 | Texas Revolution Part 2 The Texans put their protests together and presented them to president Santa Anna. When this happened, Santa Anna had Stephen Austin arrested and held for several years without a trial. Eventually he was released. Stephen Austin actually became a chairman of the Committee on Public Safety. However, president …

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How did the Texas Revolution Happen?

Texas Revolution Part 1 | Texas Revolution Part 2  The Texas Revolution, as we call it today, came about after a number of attempts from different groups of people to seize control of Texas had failed. At one time, Texas belonged to Spain. Then, it belonged to Mexico. However, the Comanche and Apache Native American nations were …

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Facts About the REAL Zorro!

Facts about the REAL Zorro! Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla 1753 – 1810 Was there ever a Mexican hero named “Zorro” in real life? — Yes. However, he might not be the same exact hero you know from the movies. FactFrenzy.com presents this real story with fascinating facts about the father of Mexican Independence from history.

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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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