Historic The Dalles, Oregon
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Smock Prairie School

     Our goal is to use our annual celebration of history during Fort Dalles Days, to teach people about the rich cultural history of our region, to increase public pride in our museums and landmarks, to invite visitors to our area, and to ignite a passion in the children of today for their history. The children of today will grow up to be our history-keepers of tomorrow. We want them to grow up with a passion for history, so that as adults they hold an awareness of the rich cultural history of their communities, and a desire to keep the interest alive in our historic museums and landmarks.

Games & Puzzles
It's easy to learn a little history when you are having fun!
Pioneer Children's Games
Stick Horse Rodeo
Word Puzzles
Jigsaw Puzzles

Summary of area history (John Day to The Dalles),
Timeline of significant events in Oregon's History
The Dalles Military Road
What happened in 1859?
Pioneer Children's Games

People & Places
Victor Trevitt
 I.C. Nickelsen's Bookstore
Oregon Trail
Rorick House
Umatilla House
Wascopam Mission

History Bookshelf
PDFs of History books are provided for for non-commercial use and research only. Most have been downloaded by courtesy of Google Books. Google usage guidelines apply.

• Geology formations (John Day Fossil Beds to the Columbia River Gorge),
• Flora - Native plantlife and wildflowers
Fauna - Native wildlife

What is it like to ride a stagecoach?
Rules for Stagecoach Travelers

Additional Resources
List of area museums
links to additional history resources,
Fort Dalles Museum Educational Outreach - Learn about pioneer life

Historic re-enactments and demonstrations can be made available to schools for a nominal fee to pay for consultant travel expenses and time. Fee arrangements and scheduling should be made directly with the consultant.

See a video of the Oregon Statehood Wagon Train on
YouTube and www.Oregon.gov

2009 Sesquicentennial Oregon Statehood Wagon Train

Volunteers from local historic organizations, city and county agencies, and businesses all came together to help plan the 2009 Oregon Statehood Wagon Train. The OSWT began its journey August 10, 2009 from Huntington, Oregon, along the Snake River on the Oregon/Idaho border to travel along the historic Dalles Military Road through Baker, Malheur, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties.



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End of the overland Oregon Trail












Honoring 10,000 Years of Native Culture & Trade • End of the Overland Oregon Trail • Lewis & Clark Trail
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