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BackCasting :: I began musing about Place-Based consequential learning experiences (PBcle) while enroute to Washington Navy Yard from San Diego.
USS Cimarron (AO-22) was decommissioned a day before US Congress passed the National Trails System Act on 2-Oct-1968 :: http://www.nps.gov/nts/


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Maury accepted a teaching position at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), holding the chair of physics.


Maury advocated the creation of an agricultural college to complement VMI. This led to the establishment of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1872.[2] Maury declined the offer to become its first president partly because of his age. He had previously been suggested as president of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1848 by Benjamin Blake Minor in his publication the Southern Literary Messenger.


Maury considered becoming president of St. John's College in Annapolis Maryland, the University of Alabama, and the University of Tennessee.[1] It appears that he preferred being close to General Robert E. Lee in Lexington from statements Maury made in letters. Maury served as a pall bearer for General Lee. (Source: Southern Historical Society's Papers)


During his time at VMI, Maury wrote a book entitled The Physical Geography of Virginia. He had once been a gold mining superintendent outside of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and had studied geology intensly during that time, so was well equipped to write such a book. During the Civil War, more battles took place in Virginia than any other state (Tennessee was second), and Maury's aim was to assist war-torn Virginia in discovering and extracting minerals, improving farming and whatever else could assist her to rebuild after such destruction.


During its first 1848 meeting, Maury helped launch the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Oregon Trail simulations ... References:


Throughout the course of the game, members of your party could fall ill and die from a variety of causes, such as measles, snakebite, dysentery, typhoid, cholera, exhaustion, and diarrhea. People could also die from drowning or a broken leg. Your oxen were also subject to illness and death. When one of your party members dies, a funeral is briefly held, after which you continue down the trail.

An internet meme from the game is "You have died of Dysentry."

The Oregon Trail, originally created in 1971, has been a best-seller for years and shows no signs of slowing down.

In 1998 the Trails series led the Upper Elementary educational software market. On May 13, 1999, The Learning Company announced the release of The Oregon Trail 4th Edition.


Don Rawitsch, Co-Creator and Principal Designer

"The original Oregon Trail model was developed in 1971 by myself and two other college students when we were seniors at Carleton College in Minnesota.


The three of us were completing our practice teaching in Minneapolis, and they (both math teachers) were using a computer system in their classes. I was teaching U.S. history and asked them the fateful question, "Can't we do something with the computer in my class?" Thus, The Oregon Trail was born. It will be important to me that they (Paul Dillenberger and Bill Heinemann) receive credit for their role. In 1974 I joined MECC and still had a printout of the program. I installed it on MECC's statewide computer system and soon all of Minnesota was traveling the Trail! All of the development work from that time to about 1980 was done by me. Over time, The Oregon Trail was converted at MECC to 5-1/4 floppy, 3-1/2 floppy, and CD-ROM multimedia versions by some very talented folks, Wayne Studer being a key person. The simulation has gone through about a dozen upgrades over time and became a best seller!"

This information was collected from a phone interview with Don on 5/10/99

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The Oregon TrailiPhone App Review

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- All of the decision-making and problem-solving fun of the original game.
- Prepare for your departure: Select the members of your party, choose your departure date and purchase supplies.
- Fun and educational! Historical references through real locations and famous characters from the past,
plus historic facts perfectly explain the perilous journey of pioneers.

- 8 skill-based mini-games, including 2 accelerometer-based challenges: hunting, fishing,
river crossing, rafting, wagon repairing, telegraph, berry picking, and gold panning.
- Random events (disease, bandits, hitchhikers, etc.) faced by real pioneers increases the challenge.
- Side-missions add more excitement to your journey, affecting your westward trek.
- Refreshed with modern, colored graphics in a cartoonish style.

- Post your achievements on your Wall.
- Challenge your friends by inviting them to play The Oregon Trail with the Tell A Friend feature.

- On Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheOregonTrail.
- On Twitter at twitter.com/TheOregonTrail.

Highly recommended for fans of retro gaming, edutainment, educational games, and strategy.

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BackCasting :: I began musing about Place-Based consequential learning experiences (PBcle) enroute to the Washington Navy Yard from San Diego where USS Cimarron (AO-22) was decommissioned a day before US Congress passed the National Trails System Act on 2-Oct-1968 :: http://www.nps.gov/nts/

CIM's underway refueling rigging was based on this concept: http://bit.ly/b4VKxM

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