September 07, 2006

Beginning in 1849...


"Beginning in 1849, there plodded up the southern slope of Mount Oread a vast emigration bound for the golden land of California. One branch of the great California and Oregon Trail thus passed over the very ground now part of the university campus and a many camp fire gleamed on summer nights from the crest where now throngs of students tread." Plaque by Dr. Howard R. Briggs, President, American Pioneer Trails Association. Setting by Class of 1916.
Posted by Wayne at September 7, 2006 11:27 PM
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