Songs of the Oregon Trail - Fairfield
The version of the Oregon Trail journey that most of us learned as children presents hardy, American-born pioneers heading west for adventure. The truth is far different. This vast stream of emigrants was a hugely diverse group. Folksinger and storyteller Hank Cramer will share the traditional folksongs of these cultures and explore how migration by the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs and the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Cramer also shares some mining and Underground Railroad songs.