In 1846, a reporter for the New York Herald joins a wagon train bound for the Oregon Territory. He hopes to confirm a rumor that President Polk is sending in soldiers disguised as settlers in order to strengthen American claims to the Territory. Written by
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In scenes at the White House, President James K. Polk stands in front of a US map, but the map shows the US following the Compromise of 1850. The film is set in 1846, before the Texas border was changed, before the Mexican Cession resulted in the admission of California and the organization of the Territories of Utah and New Mexico, all of which are clearly seen on that map. See more
Mr. Wayne, I was looking at Mr. Ellis' gun. I noticed it has "B Company" stamped on it. That would mean its government property - or am I mistaken?
Capt. George Wayne
Your mistake could be in asking.
Ballad of the Oregon Trail
Lyrics by Charles Devlan
Music by Paul Dunlap See more