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Oregon Experience

Road to Statehood

OPB | July 26, 2011 9 p.m.

In 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state in the Union.  Road to Statehood celebrates Oregon’s 150th birthday by exploring the lives of Native peoples already living here, the mountain men and fur trappers who came for adventure and wealth, and the pioneers who brought their hopes and prejudices with them over the Oregon Trail.

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Funding Provided By: Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Clark Foundation

Additional Support By: Decherd Charitable Trust

OREGON EXPERIENCE is a co-production of Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society.