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A Day with the Cow Column in 1843 Jesse Applegate

A Day with the Cow Column in 1843

Jesse Applegate

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Jesse Applegate (1811 – 1888) was an American pioneer who led a large group of settlers along the Oregon Trail to the Oregon Country. He was an influential member of the early government of Oregon, and helped establish the Applegate Trail as anMoreJesse Applegate (1811 – 1888) was an American pioneer who led a large group of settlers along the Oregon Trail to the Oregon Country. He was an influential member of the early government of Oregon, and helped establish the Applegate Trail as an alternative route to the Oregon Trail. Along with his brothers Charles and Lindsay and their families, he joined what became known as the Great Migration of 1843 on the Oregon Trail. He became one of the leaders of the expedition after it split into two parties over a dispute about whether the large amounts of livestock being driven by some members of the group would slow down their travel. Applegates party became known as the cow column and the other party was called the light column.This book published in 1875 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.