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Monday, May 24, 2010

Saturday's 'Oregon Trail Day' Near Beatrice NE Highlighted Pioneers' Difficulties

n the 1970's- cross-country travelling brought horrible difficulties like a blown tire with a flat spare on the Interstate in Donner Pass.

Yes- that's a joke.

All that 'horrible difficulty' needed was a ride at a mile-per-minute to the next town and a similar trip back- a few dozen twirls on the 4-way lug wrench and we were again westward.

These troubles did not compare whatsoever to the westward travellers of the mid-late 1800's- prodding westward at walking speeds into wild and barely-charted territory.

If modern day Man has forgotten those struggles- Saturday's event in Jefferson County Nebraska brought back a taste of the hardships of those pioneers in their "Oregon Trail Day-" the story of which is told by the fine folks at The BEATRICE (NE) DAILY SUN.

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