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Land Use: Historical Research

Historical Research for Land Use

Historical research on any topic will have you exploring both primary and secondary sources. Secondary sources are research articles and other materials analyzing historical events after the event has passed. Primary sources are documents and other materials created at the time of the event/topic you're studying. 

Resources on this page highlight primary sources that will help you investigate land use history in Oregon. To find secondary sources, use suggested databases from the Articles & More page of this guide, or those recommended under related guides on this page.

Historical Resources

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The Oregon Trail

Image of National Historic Oregon Trail in Wyoming Poster

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