The Applegate Trail: A Better Way to Oregon?

Date(s) - 09/02/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Applegate Trail departs from the California Trail in western Nevada. Compared to the California and Oregon Trails, the Applegate Trail was used by very few emigrants. Still, the Applegate made a lasting impact on the history of the American West. This presentation will discuss why emigrants took the Southern Road to Oregon, and the controversies that the Applegate Trail caused.