A Voice from The Oregon Trail
Dear journal, I decided to record my daily life on the Oregon Trail. Whoever finds this historical document, please take good care of it...
My expedition starts here. My name is Papi and I am a minister from Maryland. To accompany me, I have my wife and my four wonderful children. First, my wagon train had to cross the Missouri River, either by paying for a ferry or fording it. To be safe, we payed the $25 fee and continued our journey. My bank now contained $275. There were Native Americans along the way and they were very kind, I received 5 more lbs of wagon space. We got hungry along the way, so we decided to go hunting. Some people from our wagon wanted to hunt also, so we each used an ammunition box. I was lucky enough to get a haul of 25 lbs of meat.
I am going to abbreviate speed points into SP because I need to preserve my energy for the traveling.
A second river faced us and only two people from my group forded the river, some brave souls if you ask me. One of the hardest decisions on this journey was a Fork in the Road. There was a trail to a Burial Ground or a trail to the Cheyenne River. Thankfully, we survived the Burial Grounds and then continued on. At the end of the day, our group had a good lead of 4500 SP.
Wagon Cart and buffalo
I don't plan on making it to Oregon because our wagon just fell off the mountain and our wagon members are left here to die of hypothermia.
Farewell journal and farewell to my dreams for a new life.
Native American tribe
Lane, George. "'Shoshone Encampment - Indian Reservation' Ca 1875-1885." Flickr. Yahoo!, 3 Feb. 2015. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.
Skeletons of our past
Putsch, Jon. "Skeletons of Our past." Flickr. Yahoo!, 03 Apr. 2011. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.
The Cheyenne River
Hatzell, Jim. "The Crossing Spot." Flickr. Yahoo!, 30 Oct. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.