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Near Westmoreland in Pottawatomie County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Long Journey

 
 
The Long Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2012
1. The Long Journey Marker
Inscription.

The long journey overland to Oregon took about six months. Time, distance, and hardships seasoned the emigrants. They had the ability and had earned the right to mold their own destiny in the new land. The Oregon Trail became a vital part of the American heritage.
 
Erected by Sylvia Galloway.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.991′ N, 96° 24.35′ W. Marker is near Westmoreland, Kansas, in Pottawatomie County. Marker is on The Road to Oz Highway (State Highway 99), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is next to the covered wagon in Oregon Trail Park. Marker is in this post office area: Westmoreland KS 66549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One Step at a Time (here, next to this marker); The Wagon & Team Supplies Needed (here, next to this marker); Route of the Oregon Trail (a few steps from this marker); Archeological Site 14-PO1311 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tallgrass Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott Spring

Oregon Trail Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Oregon Trail Park Markers
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagons Fording Rock Creek (about 300 feet away); Burial Site of Oregon Trail Traveler (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westmoreland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oregon National Historic Trail. (Submitted on February 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Oregon-California Trail at Kansapedia. (Submitted on February 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Oregon-California Trails Association. (Submitted on February 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. National Frontier Trails Museum, Independence MO. (Submitted on February 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. National Oregon/California Trail Center at Montpelier, Idaho. (Submitted on February 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Oregon Trail Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Oregon Trail Park Sign
Covered Wagon in Oregon Trail Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Covered Wagon in Oregon Trail Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on February 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on February 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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