Francis Parkman on the Oregon Trail




Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1846/05/00 In the spring of 1846, Parkman and his cousin Quincy Adams Shaw set off from Independence, MO and travel westward along the Oregon Trail. Santa Fe Trail - Santa Fe Trail Park, Independence Trail Segments, Independence
1846/06/15 Francis Parkman arrives at Fort John at the Laramie River. Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Fort Laramie
1846/07/00 Sponsored by the American Fur Company, Parkman and his cousin Quincy Adams Shaw live for three weeks with the Oglalla Sioux in the basin of the Medicine Bow River. Platte River Crossing, Wyoming
1846/08/25 Francis Parkman arrives at Bent's Fort John and is entertained by Marcellin, the Bents where in New Mexico with Stephen Kearny. Parkman returns to Independence via the Santa Fe Trail. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta
1847/00/00 "The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life" is serialized in "Knickerbocker's Magazine" from 1847 to 1849 and published in book form in 1849.

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