Meaning of Overland Trail

O'ver•land Trail'

Pronunciation: (ō'vur-land", -lund), [key]
— U.S. Hist. U.S. Hist.
  1. any of various routes traveled by settlers from the Missouri River to Oregon and California beginning in the 1840s. Cf.
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