What its like on the Oregon trail
Discovers And Explorers
In the 1800 the American west had no cities, no railroads and no cattle ranches have not been invented.
In 1803 president Thomas Jefferson made a secret mission sending people overland to the pacific.
The second major westward expedition was not funded by the government it was backed by the worlds richest man.
The Missouri river heads west from St. Louis so many emigrants loaded their wagon onto steamships for the upstream journey. Only a few miles outside from independence and almost all emigrants realize that they pack to much things on the wagon for the oxen to push. So their only choice was to throw thing out of the wagon.
The pioneers used covered wagons to travel and they will put oil on top to make it water proof.
Its really hard to cross river with the covered wagon with heavy stuff so they will toss some things out the covered wagon.
At night they will circle up the wagons cook the buffalo or other food the kids go outside the circle and collect buffalo chips for the fire.
The Route West
The total distance they have traveled was 2,000 miles. The first emigrants to Oregon came by ship before the trail was even established. It took 1 year on boat ride and it took 6 months on wagon.