One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time (HM1J8N)

Location: Westmoreland, KS 66549 Pottawatomie County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 22.993', W 96° 24.351'

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The Oregon Trail was the main street of the west from the 1830's to the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Farmers, townsmen and restless Americans from all walks of life moved along this route seeking a better life in a new land.
Fur trappers and traders, following Indian trails, opened the way. The Stuart party of John Jacob Astor's fur company pioneered the route in 1812 from Astoria, Oregon to St. Louis, Missouri. These "mountain men" guided explorers, missionaries and the first emigrants.
By 1848, thousands of men, women and children had followed this trail to the lush, fertile Willamette River Valley. The journey was 2,000 miles of plains, mountains and deserts - ONE STEP AT A TIME. Their visions of personal freedom and opportunity were vital to national expansion.
HM NumberHM1J8N
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Placed BySylvia Galloway
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 723430 N 4362514
Decimal Degrees39.38321667, -96.40585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.993', W 96° 24.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 59.58" N, 96° 24' 21.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 411 Rd to Oz Hwy, Westmoreland KS 66549, US
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