Adventures On The Oregon Trail
December 5th, 1854
The start of our adventure begins with us having to cross the Missouri River. I was scared to try to cross myself because I had 4 children to worry about. I payed the ferry 25 dollars to be able to cross the river safely. Thankfully, no one in my wagon train got hurt. Throughout the day the land became to get very dry and water was crucial. I brought 2 water barrels, so we managed to be okay.
Our next stop was to hunt. I used my pistol and one ammunition box, sadly, I got nothing. My family and I were worried about food but then we remembered that we brought tons of dried beef. At the end of our long day just as we were about to stop for the night we encountered a sioux. He asked us if we wanted to gamble. We did! He told us he wanted to test our strength. We showed our amazing strength and he rewarded us with 25 dollars. It was a successful day on the trail.
Old Wagon on the Trail
Broken wagon. Digital image. Flickr. Flickr, 4 May 2010. Web. 6 Mar. 2015.
Oregon Trail Memorail
Oregon trail memorial. Digital image. Flickr. Flickr, 12 Jan. 2009. Web. 6 Mar. 2015.
Wagon on Trail
Covered wagon. Digital image. Flickr. Flickr, 3 July 2011. Web. 6 Mar. 2015.
December 12th, 1854
Later in the day after lunch be come upon the river. We all filled up our water jugs to make sure we never ran out of water. There was another choice to be made, pay the ferry 45$ to cross safely or cross yourself and risk danger. I payed the 45 dollars. We all safely crossed, thankfully.After lunch we hunted. It was a very successful trip! I got 30 pounds of buffalo. at the end of the day we had to make a choice of which trail to take... We took the Burial Grounds Trail.
Panoramic Of Oregon Trail
December 29th, 1854
We get back to the start of the trail and we start down when we reach the river. We want to fill our water jugs but it is filthy. We must make another important choice about whether or not to pay the ferry or ford the river ourselves. I pay 50 dollars and cross safely. Just when we think we are safe for the day we are attacked my native americans and we lose supplies from our wagon. Finally, the day is over and we reach another fork in the road we choose the salt flats trail to continue on.
January 3rd, 1855
Its getting scary out here. Im all alone on my own everyone is fighting for themselves. I don't know what to do Im so scared. Im am running out of supplies and food. HELP!!!!
Tombstones on the Oregon Trail
Tombstones on oregon trail. Digital image. Google. Tony the Marine, 15 Feb. 2014. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.