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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Vincent SteadED 534, ED TechSummer 2014

When was the Oregon Trail used?The Oregon Trail was used from 1841 to 1849Started in Independance, MissouriEnded in Oregon City, Oregon

How long did it take the people to reach Oregon?The Oregon Trail was about 2000 miles long. It took six to seven months to complete the journey.

What were the challenges that the people encountered along the way?Some of the dangers they faced were disease, famine, weather, and wild animals.

What kinds of materiels did the people need to take with them?Some of the equipment and supplies that they had included tools for fixing wagons, in case a wheel or something broke.

What kinds of provisions did the people bring on the trip?They brought food, and some even brought cards and board games to play when they would stop.The Oregon Trail Game

How did the people continue to provide food for themselves?They brought guns so that they could kill animals for food if the needed it. Since they were farmers they did not have much experiance with guns.

Listen to “Children on the Oregon Trail”During the years of greatest travel on the Oregon-California Trail, quite a sizable number of children accompanied their parents on the trek west. Inevitably, they shared the hardships and dangers which confronted their parents.

Listen to “Graveyard of Oregon Trail” still said to be haunted.

You meet a man on the Oregon Trail. He tells you his name is Terry. You laugh and tell him, “That’s a girl’s name!” Terry shoots you. You have died of dissin’ Terry.Zombie filled 'Oregon Trail' parody leads to big things


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