The dangers of the Oregon Trail

By Aidan Montoure

The Oregon Trail was the longest Trail going west in the 1800s.

  • It was more than 2,000 miles to get to the rich valleys of Oregon. People offend started the journey At Independence. Then they got in there covered wagon and started the journey.


  • It took 5 to 6 months to travel the never ending dangers. The people who traveled this trail were risking there lives and the other people around them.

    • More than 50,000 people traveled the Oregon trail. But they did not travel at the same time. they traveled in wagon trails over the course of time. The first trail was about 900 wagons. It was called the “Great Migration.”

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In the 1800s people traveled west because they heard story about the rich green valleys.

  • On one the reasons the pioneers traveled west was because they heard story's about the green grass in the rich valleys. Another reason was that they just wanted to explore. Anther reason was that some people wanted to get away from the war.

    • Like Lewis and Clark they wanted to go west just to explore



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