Ezra Meeker, who first traveled the Oregon Trail in 1852.
The city is overrun with loose dogs, The Times says.
Dec. 4, 1928: Ezra Meeker dies at the age of 97.
|Nov. 21, 1909: The Times profiles Ezra Meeker, who traveled the country in an ox cart to promote his campaign to preserve the Oregon Trail as a national highway. Meeker is the fellow with the ox cart in the photos of the 1910 Aviation Meet. |