California Trail

By Jackson Dumit

October 6, 1840

Gold and Farmland seekers go to the California trail. It is a 2,000 mile long trail starting in Independence, Missouri and ending in Sacramento, California. It will take five to seven months. Thousands of people are traveling on the trail. Some threats on the trail might be dangerous storms, gunpowder explosions, and diseases such as Cholera, Small pox, and tuberculosis. You should not bring to many things for the trail because it will take up more space and be hard on your animals. Things you should bring are the following: food, water, clothes, a weapon to protect yourself, and animals.