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Overland Trail

[oh-ver-land, -luh nd] /ˈoʊ vərˌlænd, -lənd/
noun, U.S. History
1.
any of various routes traveled by settlers from the Missouri River to Oregon and California beginning in the 1840s.
Compare Oregon Trail.
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  • There was an undercurrent of gladness in their souls with the thought that they had achieved the end of the Overland Trail.

  • As that was a prominent point on the Overland Trail, the tourists did the rest.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • The passing of the rapids by the Overland Trail was all that their host had promised.

    The Purple Flame Roy J. Snell
  • They found the Overland Trail crowded with men on foot and in wagons.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • In the freighting days of the early 60s, the Overland Trail up the Platte River was a broad road 200 or more feet in width.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds
  • Yet reaching the end of the Overland Trail did not mean that our pioneer struggles were over.

  • This I joined on the 20th day of April, leaving my home in Wisconsin, bound for the Overland Trail and bearing a joyous heart.

  • The Overland Trail of the padres became the single trail from Mexico to gold when the madness of 49 called to all peoples.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
  • Then we left the ice and hit the Overland Trail in an almost due northerly direction.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace

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