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The First Women to Complete the Oregon Trail

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The First Women to Complete the Oregon Trail

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In 1836, Narcissa Whitman and her husband Marcus joined a group of missionaries traveling west along the Oregon Trail. It was the first time a woman--or a wagon--had ever attempted the trip.

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The American West has fascinated people for generations and it's no wonder. It's a region of tall tales and larger-than-life characters, intermingling cultures and powerful industries, and stunning landscapes best enjoyed from breathtaking heights. Aerial America: The Wild West whisks you across the western frontier, from the St. Louis Arch to the Pacific shores to the Alaskan wilderness. Watch as we capture its many visual wonders and celebrate the men, women, and children who made their way across our nation and into the pages of history.

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