To speak of the Oregon Trail is to recall a movement rather than a geographical location. A century and a half ago, the Oregon Trail was undiscovered. Before long, however, this nebulous path stretched over two thousand miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Although the trail can still be traced with remarkable accuracy, today, it is fast becoming a memory with only a few memorials and marks along the route to indicate its existence. Yet remembrance of this path is important because it was a scene of people creating history by opening and closing another chapter in frontier life.