The Oregon trail coin was commissioned by Ohio-born farmer Ezra Meeker (1830–1928) who traveled the Oregon Trail in 1852. In his old age, he came to believe that the Oregon Trail, and the sacrifice of those who had died along it, were being forgotten. He took his ox team and wagon across the nation to publicize his cause, parking his rig in front of the White House where met with President Roosevelt!
These beauties look amazing on our retired ranch leather! Our vintage leather goes thru a rigorous cleaning and sealing process, It's a dirty job, but rewarding, giving new life to something that would otherwise be thrown away. Each one is a unique piece of history, with many different color variations and natural cracks and holes, ranging from russet to dark brown. These are great for both cowboys or cowgirls. I do my best to keep these on hand, but often have to custom build to your specifications. Please contact us if you are in a rush, it may take a couple weeks to build one from scratch. These are well worth the wait.