1993 29¢ Oregon Trail
Issue Date: February 12, 1993
City: Salem, OR
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
The longest overland route used in the westward expansion of the United States, the Oregon Trail wound 2,000 miles across prairies, deserts, and mountains. A chief route to the Northwest in the mid-1800s, thousands of pioneers traveled along this historic trail. Although settlers began using the trail as early as 1841, it wasn't until 1843 that the first large-scale immigration to the Oregon Territory took place.