End of a 23-year-long trail


April 11, 2018

Ask adults of a certain age what they remember most of their elementary school keyboarding class and they’ll likely say something about playing “The Oregon Trail.”

The video game was a staple of the educational entertainment for kids during the 80s and early 90s. Children were tasked with guiding a group of five settlers along the trail from Independence, Mo., to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, facing the hardships settlers endured along the route. Death can be quick and merciless on the trail and losing the party results in a game over screen where players could write a short epitap...

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