I would like information about the Totem Trail, probably used by
pioneers in the 1900's. Where did it start? Did it go south to north
or east to west? Where did it end? And what was noteworthy about this
trail, as well as the Chisholm Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the Oregon
Trail? The Oregon Trail passed through Heddinger, North Dakota, and
that's all I know.
- Chisholm Trail — a cattle trail
leading North from San Antonio, Texas, to Abilene, Kansas; used for
about twenty years after the Civil War. You can find more
- Oregon Trail — a passage used
during the U.S. westward migrations, especially in the period from
1840 to 1860, starting in Missouri and ending in Oregon. About 2000
mi. (3200 km) long. You can find out more in our encyclopedia.
- Mormon Trail — a 1,300-mile long
route that more than 70,000 Mormons walked to escape religious
persecution in 1846-47. The migration began in Illinois and ended at
the Great Basin in Utah. For more information, you can go to PBS'
We couldn't find any information online about the Totem Trail,
but it sounds like a trail from the U.S. Northwest, possibly Alaska or
Washington. You can start your research with the Alaska Division of Parks
and Outdoor Recreation.