From Missouri to Oregon, by wagon and on foot some 2000 miles they went. Out across the Great American Prairie that stretched endlessly to the horizon; over, around and through the Rocky Mountains; and then the treacherous Columbia River Gorge lying there in wait for them. Away from family and friends, away from doctors and civilization. Why did they go? Why then? What was it like on the trail and who went? Would you have gone? You decide, for this is not a myth, but the true story of the Oregon Trail, and the way Jack tells it is fascinating.