| The University of Oregon’s 1st football game in 1893. Scene shows crowd standing on sidelines of football field with teams playing in center. Horses and buggies line fence in foreground. Coach was Cal Young; final score was U of O 24 and Albany College 2. In background left to right are: Villard Hall, Deady Hall, the gymnasium and Friendly Hall. 1893 - Catalog Number: GN6054
A Museums- based scavenger hunt is now under development and will be released later this year by the MUSE cooperative of Eugene and Springfield museums.
- County Historical Museums - All of Lane County's historical museums are listed with either a link or informational page.
- Historic Eugene Voices and Places - This website was made possible by a Teaching American History federal grant. It was created by a local team of history teachers wanting to provide a resource for our community to share information about Eugene's remaining architectural and historic treasures. There are also video clips that review early logging of Oakridge, early Black History of Eugene, an introduction to Mary Skinner and information about two historic homes - the Belshaw-Condon home as well as the McNail-Riley home.
- Links - Several useful and informative sites are listed.
- Oregon Trail Pioneers - Please see below for information about the Oregon Trail and Oregon Pioneers.
Oregon Trail Pioneers
- Packing List
This list is based upon Captain John Barnes Marcy's advice for emigrants from his detailed guidebook entitled "The Prairie Traveler, A Hand-Book For Overland Expeditions" which was published in 1859 by the U.S. Army. This resource gives a wonderful insight into how the typical emigrant needed to prepare for the long journey ahead when it came to food, clothing, camp supplies, medicine and weapons.
- The Prairie Schooner
This is a wonderful compilation of information describing the type of covered wagon most commonly used by the pioneers heading west.
- Horses, Mules or Oxen
Choosing the type(s) of animals to take on the Oregon Trail was a key to success for the early pioneers. Read about the pros and cons that the emigrants had to consider before they headed to Oregon.
- Diary Excerpts
- The Lost Wagon Train & Oregon Trail Cutoff Fever
- Pioneer Chores and Artifacts
Public domain books on Oregon History
Photograph at the top of this page: Oregon Motor Stages bus on McKenzie Highway. Snow covered peaks of the Three Sisters in background. - Catalog Number: CS307
- Oregon, Washington and Alaska; Sights and Scenes for the Tourist, by E. L. Lomax, 1890
- Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or, Trade Language of Oregon, by George Gibbs, 1863
- Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail, by Howard R. Driggs and Ezra Meeker, 1927
- The Oregon Trail: sketches of prairie and Rocky-Mountain life, by Francis Parkman, 1847
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