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1) Oregon Trail. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Oregon Trail, overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country (all of which was then called Oregon). The pioneers...

2) Missouri, state, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Arkansas (S), Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska (W), and Iowa (N). 1 Facts and FiguresArea, 69,686 sq mi (180,487 sq km). Pop. (2000) 5,595,211, a 9.3% increase since...

3) Meagher, Thomas Francis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Thomas Francis, (mar) (KEY) , 1823-67, Irish revolutionary and Union general in the American Civil War, b. Waterford, Ireland. A leader of the Young Ireland movement,...

4) Austin, Stephen Fuller. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Stephen Fuller, 1793-1836, American leader of colonization in Texas, known as the Father of Texas, b. Wythe co., Va.; son of Moses Austin. He grew up in Missouri,...

5) Civil War, in U.S. history. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy. It is generally known in the South as the War between...

6) Santa Fe Trail. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Santa Fe Trail, important caravan route of the W United States, extending c.780 mi (1,260 km) from Independence, Mo., SW to Santa Fe, N.Mex. Independence and Westport,...

7) secession, in political science. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term is generally used to refer to withdrawal from a political entity; such withdrawal usually occurs when a territory or state believes itself justified in establishing...

8) South, the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States embracing the southeastern and south-central parts of the country. Traditionally, all states S of the Mason-Dixon Line and the Ohio River (except West...

9) National Parks and Monuments (table). The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...National Parks and Monuments (table), National ParksNameType1LocationYear authorizedSizeacres (hectares)DescriptionAcadiaNPSE Maine191948,419 (19,603)Mountain and...

10) Maine, state, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States, largest of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by New Hampshire (W), the Canadian provinces of Quebec (NW) and New Brunswick...

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