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We successful traveled through present-day Kansas, Bebraska, Wyoming, Idaho then into Oregon. This 2,000-mile route form Independence, Missouri was named the Oregon Trail.
Hi I'm Marcus Whitman, I want to prove that the westward trail to Oregon is safe and could travel further than ever before. Destined to Oregon, I put a group of people together and set out on horseback in 1835 from the Northest.
Life on the Oregon trail was no easy task. It would take us anywhere from six months up to even a year on the road. We sold our homes, businesses and other poosessions that we couldn't take, we also had to purchases supplies.
Out of all supplies the most important item to have was a covered wagon. It had to be small and light for a team of oxen and mules to pull, yet sturdy enough to withstand the harsh rocky road.
Settlement of the West.
Because of successful journeys like ours it lead to the Great Emigration of 1843, which means pioneer migration along the Oregon Trail. Without it, the settlement to American West in the 1900s would have took a long period of time.
The End As the Oregon Trail became popular, especially during the California Gold Rush, thousands of pioneers could be on the path all at the same time. Wagons would travel sided by side or in a single file due to the crowdedness.
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