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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
On the Oregon Trail

Taken near Baker City, Oregon in October 2015, this photograph shows a vintage covered wagon placed on the original Oregon Trail ruts. It is as if one were suddenly cast backwards in time to 1843-1880 when thousands of similar covered wagons wended their way across America seeking a new life in the promised fertile West.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Baker City, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Vincent Varnas