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The California-oregon Trail

Kansas State Historical Marker
      From the 1830s to the 1870s, the 2,000-mile road connecting Missouri river towns with California and Oregon was America's greatest transcontinental highway. Several routes led west from the river, converging into one trail by the time the Fort Kearny (Neb.) vicinity was reached. One of them began near present Kansas City and passed this point, crossing Rock Creek, not far from the highway bridge.

    K-99, Pottawatomie County
    Roadside turnout, south of Westmoreland