The Oregon Trail. Social Studies. A.) The Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail is a 2,000 miles (3200-km) historical wagon and foot route to Oregon Country. A.) The Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail lasted from the early 1830’s to about 1869.
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The Oregon Trail is a 2,000 miles (3200-km) historical wagon and foot route to Oregon Country.
The Oregon Trail lasted from the early 1830’s to about 1869.
In 1834, a group of missionaries traveled west to the Oregon territory. In the years that followed, many other settlers followed.
People from Fur Traders to Merchants to Rich Farm and Slave Owners gave up everything to travel to Oregon Country.
One of the main reasons FUR TRADERS went on the Oregon Trail was for Beaver Fur.
One of the most famous trappers was Jedediah Smith.
Jedediah Smith, originally of New York, was a famous hunter, fur trapper, author, trailblazer, cartographer and explorer. He was one of the first to travel the Salt Lake Frontier. He died in 1831 at age 32.
Shot and Killed
Dehydration or Starvation
The Oregon Trail was a very hard journey. Some were very satisfied when they arrived. Others, said it was the worst thing they have ever encountered.