By: Cassidy Mayer
Trail Day 1
The first day on the Oregon Trail was rough. My family and I were not used to the poor conditions. We came across a violent river, that was very dangerous to cross, but my family could not afford to take the fairy and be safe. We had to cross the river, but we prayed everything would be safe when we are making this dangerous agreement. It was a very sad night. The wagon tipped over when Collins was crossing the river. Collins was injured and eventually, she died.
Trail Day 2
Each leader of the wagons would have to balance heavy items on their heads and carry them at the same time. If the wagon leader dropped the heavy item you would loose important items that you have to survive off of.
Many wagon families tried to survive off of the littlest amount of items.
Wagon Trains traveled day and night with their wagons.
Many families were split apart from the deaths of their family members.
Trail Day 3
Our wagon group had to make the same important desiction as day 1. We had to decide if we wanted to take the risk and cross the aggressive river or take the fairy. I was scared that the same thing would happen like day 1. My family did not bring a lot of money to Oregon, we had no choice to cross the river. My family successfully made it across the river, our wagon group's son lost his life crossing the river.
Trail Day 4
One person in our wagon train had to carry their own body weight and whoever fell to the floor, had no more items left in their wagon. The activities keep coming, they got harder. We had to throw a objects in to a small surface. That is what got my wagon group. That is what made all of us die.