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Maps of U.S. Exploration

Oregon Trail
Possibly the most famous trail of all, the Oregon Trail stretched from Missouri across the West to the Pacific Coast, in Oregon.

California Trail
Just like it sounds, the California Trail led to California. It started in the Midwest, and its main travelers were people who wanted a more "golden" life out West.

Santa Fe Trail
This trail, another famous one, stretched from Missouri to Santa Fe, in what would become New Mexico.

Bozeman Trail
This trail began as a gold-rush trail. Many people traveled from the Midwest to Bozeman, in what would become Montana, in search of ways to get rich quick. Others came to stay.

Cherokee Trail
This trail was yet another way to get to California, beginning the South, near what would become Oklahoma, and continuing to the gold fields of the West.

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