Oregon Trail

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Oregon Trail

On the journey to Oregon, the American merchants faced many challenges. from example, going across rough deserts and rocky mountains. There was also diseases and illnesses they went through. There were many accidents involving the rivers and water. Many people drowned and some wagon tipped over in the water.

Trail Facts* Americans weren't the first to use the trail, Native American have.* Trail took 5 months to complete.* A wagon weighed 2,000 pound.* First man to die was John Shotwell.* Women died from giving birth

Oregon Trail

"To arrive at an answer to the questions many inquiries are made in regard to others, seemingly either to get exact information as to historical points, or to secure added value to them. In order to give all information now remembered of places and things in the Lower Columbia valley west of Oregon City, in January 1845, I will say that a German named Pfeifer held a claim on the east bank of the Willamette below the city about three miles, as the site of the future metropolis. William Overton held that which became Portland as a shingle and barrel stave-making camp; and James B. Stephens, who had started a cooper shop at Oregon City, got his stock from Overton, but refused the latter's offer of his claim for 300 new salmon barrels; as he was contemplating bidding for the Carter claim, which he secured and made East Portland." - from www.oregonpioneers.com/diaries.htm

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1845 Oregon Settlementsby John Minto

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"To arrive at an answer to the questions many inquiries are made in regard to others, seemingly either to get exact information as to historical points, or to secure added value to them. In order to give all information now remembered of places and things in the Lower Columbia valley west of Oregon City, in January 1845, I will say that a German named Pfeifer held a claim on the east bank of the Willamette below the city about three miles, as the site of the future metropolis. William Overton held that which became Portland as a shingle and barrel stave-making camp; and James B. Stephens, who had started a cooper shop at Oregon City, got his stock from Overton, but refused the latter's offer of his claim for 300 new salmon barrels; as he was contemplating bidding for the Carter claim, which he secured and made East Portland." - from www.oregonpioneers.com/diaries.htm


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