The Oregon Trail
Traveling the Trail
When pioneers were traveling many fears were faced
Pioneers could only travel a little bit per day, and most trips across the mountains took several weeks.
The most feared disease was smallpox. Normally children or old people got the disease the most. Other common disease's for children were whooping cough, diphtheria, and scarlet fever.
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Pioneers also had a lot of challenges
When the pioneers were packing they needed to make sure to pack as much water as they will need. Also a lot of pioneers did not remember to bring a lot so they ended up dying.
- When they packed food a lot of it would spoil because there was no refrigeraters.
- A big challenge was crossing rivers because sometimes your wagon train fliped over and everything on it would be gone. Sometimes people would dround to.
A lot of unpleasent tasks came to women like feeding their families, and forced to create a meal out of little but stale biscuits and maggot-infested bacon.
Many kids herded animals and milked cows.
An important job was fetching water, and gatering firewood and beffalo chips.