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August 26, 2015


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Alas, it was s dud save the cannon match teams!

I wasn't too disappointed over it... After all my father had a nice beard and wore a derby hat (along with 100,000 other Oregonians!)

Dave, have you visited the end of the Oregon Trail? It could have been a major tourist attraction. It is one of the sorriest attractions in the country.

Jan....No I have not, but that would make a good story. Thanks

Jan, Is that the one over by Baker City? If so, I too was somewhat disappointed.

I was a kid as well, but I loved the Wild Western factor. I witnessed a shootout on the Western street and was blown away by how loud the pistols were. I also saw Spike Jones and his City Slickers and retrieved a day-glow ping-pong ball that came out of a trombone. I also saw a live broadcast of Art Linkletter's House Party.
Your photos make it look depressing.
The end of the Oregon Trail is in Oregon City. The Oregon Trail interpretive Center in Baker City is impressive.

Oregon City is the real "End of the Oregon Trail." They could not decide if they wanted to be an education attraction or a big tourist attraction, so they failed at both. The covered wagon canvas blew off in a windstorm and it has been downhill since then.

They needed to build a fort or with historical shops and entertainment. It really could have been something.

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