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old Oregon trail called by the Indians the "Big medicine road". by Walter E. Meacham

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Published by Old Oregon Trail Association in [Baker, Or .
Written in English


  • Overland journeys to the Pacific.,
  • Oregon National Historic Trail.

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ContributionsOld Oregon Trail Association.
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14677789M

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