All About

the Trail






Fantastic Facts

If you home school, teach elementary classes, or just enjoy history, The Oregon Trail is designed for you. Enjoy the adventure!


All About the Trail

A fun mini textbook on the Oregon Trail.


Historic Sites on the Trail

From St. Louis to Oregon City, all the key sites.


Fantastic Facts

Wind-wagons. $100 drink of water. & more.


Trail Archive

Full-text of Trail diaries and books.


Our free teacher's guide here.


This web site is brought to you by teachers Michael Trinklein and Steven Boettcher, creators of The Oregon Trail, the award-winning documentary film which aired nationally on PBS. During the three years we spent researching the film, we found lots of great material we thought would be great for teachers and home schoolers--so we built this this site to make it all available. Enjoy the adventure! Copyright c. 2012 by Boettcher+Trinklein Inc. All the articles on this site were written by Michael Trinklein. Contact us at