‘THE OREGON TRAIL’ ISN’T JUST A GAME. IT’S AN AMERICAN LEGACY.

Every Wednesday in Mrs. Keller’s fifth-grade classroom at Dunsmuir Elementary in Northern California, my friends and I clamored for a spot at the computer to play The Oregon Trail, a historical game set in the year 1848 that follows the journey of pioneers traveling via wagon train from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In real life, the 2,170-mile trip took six months. Many of the 400,000 settlers who attempted the trek to the Oregon Territory didn’t make it. Scholars estimate that there were ten graves for every mile of the trail.

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With the Christmas season upon us, we continue to revisit last year’s “Uncommon” Christmas Song list featuring tunes we don’t hear 100 times a day (“The Christmas Song” anyone?). To see today’s artist, just slide the slider on the image below…and then click the link below the images.

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