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The Oregon Trail experience has been interpreted by artists ever since the first wagons made the trip from Missouri to Oregon 150 years ago. Boise State art professor John Killmaster gives FOCUS readers his own version of that historic migration in this watercolor painted for the cover of the magazine. In this issue, FOCUS examines the Oregon Trail, from its harsh realities to its romantic myths.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Spring 1993


Boise State University

FOCUS (UP 4.12)