Road to Statehood. In 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state in the Union. Road to Statehood celebrates Oregon’s150th birthday by exploring the lives of Native peoples already living here, the mountain men and fur trappers who came for adventure and wealth, and the pioneers who brought their hopes and prejudices with them over the Oregon Trail.
The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is located on Abernethy Green in Oregon City, Oregon. At the end of the Oregon Trail, this state-of-the-art center uses living history interpretations and multimedia dramatizations to vividly depict the pioneers' journey to Oregon.