Traveling The Trail
Events On The Trail
Life on the trail was very risky and dangerous
Between the year 1835 and 1855 over 10,000 people died from the Oregon Trail. Most died from falling out of the wagon and getting crushed by the wagon wheels some people died from diseases like cholera, measles, or smallpox.
Another big part that was dangerous was crossing rivers. Crossing rivers could be deadly like kids or adults drowning in the river. Also there could be a hidden holes in shallow riverbed could cause the oxen to trip and the wagon would tip over and things could be lost. It would also cause a delay and wast time.