Diaries & Publications

View the historic Merrill J. Mattes Collection.

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Access digital copies of many of the original trail diaries that Merrill J. Mattes, co-founder of the Oregon-California Trails Association, started collecting in 1991.

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Overland Journal

Members can view OCTA's quarterly journal of scholarly research into the emigrant experience and our 19th century historic trails.

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The journal began publication in 1983, and here you have access to all 30+ years of content.

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Learning Resources

The main website for the Oregon-California Trails Association is rich in resources.

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Learn about OCTA's award-winning film and find activity books and teaching materials designed to help students understand the importance of this powerful chapter of American history.

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