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By: chief on March 25, 2010, 1:29 p.m.

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Oregon National Historic Trail

At first glance, the Guernsey Ruts might appear to be just a sunken path in a dirt road. Closer examination reveals a track of sandstone worn by wagons to a depth of five feet. The geography of the area dictated that practically every wagon that went west crossed the ridge in exactly the same place. Visitors can retrace much of the pioneers' route on the Oregon National Historic Trail, which is over 2,000 miles in length stretching from Missouri to Oregon and Washington.