Cheyenne and the Oregon Trail

The Transcontinental Railroad, which passed through Cheyenne, was completed in 1869 which drastically reduced wagon trips on the historic Oregon Trail and ultimately led to its demise. Remains of the Oregon Trail can be seen in Guernsey, WY at the Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site. Today, Cheyenne's Planning and Development Department plans for growth along the historic route of the Transcontinental Railroad.  Portions of the original railbed can still be seen today.  

Below, you will find the classic 1971 game “The Oregon Trail” which was made popular with the inclusion of Apple II computers in schools. This game will help you get reacquainted with the struggles and challenges of early settlers. 


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