The Great Outdoors: Fremont’s Mapping of the Oregon Trail


Most of us take road maps for granted. It’s easy for today’s travelers to get a clear map to guide them on their way. However, this was not true with early voyagers who had to make their own maps, and one of the most significant chart-making explorers of the 19th century was Captain John C. Fremont, mapping the way for hundreds of thousands of those who came west over the Oregon Trail.

In this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, Brian Jennings tells the story.


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