I would have spent more money traveling West than making from the gold.“Over the next year, thousands of miners came to search for gold in the area. Prospecting, or exploring for gold, required only a few tools and the willingness to work hard. It was difficult work, and few people struck it rich.” (Object C)If only a few people became rich, then there is no point in going west because the gold was already gone by, those thousands of miners.“July 9th. To-day we have made $20 each. One of the conclusions at which we are rapidly arriving is, that the chances of our making a fortune in the gold mines are about the same as those in favor of our drawing a prize in a lottery.” (object D) Making only $20 is not enough considering the time and effort of the move.“In a few hours, the larger claims, belonging to the old miners, were abandoned
They spent their days writing, studying and trading with the locals. A Translating Team In the November, of 1804 they met Toussaint Charbonneau, A French Canadian fur trapper with 2 wives. He had lived amongst the Mandan and Hidatsa for many years. One of his wives was pregnant, her name was Sacagawea. She was 16 years old, she was not originally Shoshone she was Hidatsa, she had been kidnapped when she was 12 and taken from the Hidatsa to the Shoshone, Where she now lived with her husband, Toussaint.
It was thomas jefferson's newly owned land and his will to explore it he decided to send explorers across it in which he named the corps of discovery. The heads of the group were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. When starting the expedition meriwether lewis bought many gifts for the indians such as beads, coats, fabrics, and hats that could hopefully help convince the indians to be relatively good friends with the explorers and our country. When the expedition started exploring in 1803 they started down the Mississippi river on three ships and didn’t run into any american indians. as they traveled they learned about many new things such as minerals and plants so far unknown to science and eventually sent a care package back to president Jefferson on one of the three ships to show him all the new scientific discoveries that the expedition had made.
The tribe made an influence on the Westward expansion and made war between the Americans,so many people wonder how the Americans influenced the tribe and where are they now. Nebraska was their first home for the Sioux tribe. It was all new to them and had lots and lots of land for themselves. They didn’t have any type of transportations, but,not to mention, Spanish explorers gave them horses in the 1500’s,which was needed for hunting, and were intelligent to build a boat when crossing a river. The Sioux were excellent hunters and farmers.
One of Clayton 's responsibilities that was greatly appreciated was to keep track of mileage. After settling in Utah the pioneers built historic landmarks resembling the work and effort made on their trek. Records of individuals state “we buried our dead...we became weary, set down to rest, and some became chilled and commenced to freeze” (Gaunt and Dekker, 33). It was also recorded that “on the sixth day of November 1856, the thermometer registered eleven degrees below zero” (Lund 1). Their trek was one of the most difficult in history and yet their faith sustained them.
To start, John Colter is almost 160 years older than Tom Murphy. They both had multiple famous journeys (Colter 's biggest being the Lewis and Clark, Murphy 's was being in Yellowstone 's harsh conditions in the winter). People say that Colter is better because he didn’t have the things that Murphy had. Colter only lived to the age of 39 and Murphy died at the age of 83. So Murphy
In 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act appropriated over $3 billion in public works in hopes of recovering the U.S. economy. In October of 1933, $84 million was allocated to the construction of Fort Peck Dam. News of employment spread like wildfire, bringing in desperate men from all over to work. The promise of fifty-cents an hour and a full week of work, brought in over 10,000 new labors for the build.
Some challenges people would have to go through during the California Gold Rush were the travel, the crime, and actually becoming successful. One challenge people would face during the California Gold Rush was the travel to get there. On land, traveling to California is about 2,000 miles and 123 days if you’re coming from missouri(The California Gold Rush, paragraph 1). In some years only half the people who were traveling to the gold rush would actually live all the way there. Traveling isn’t as easy as it looks and you have to bring all your supplies with you and it would be impossible to make it up a hill with too much weight from supplies.
As Johnson states in the article, Mining Artifacts, for several years, many settlers could care less about Colorado due to its lack of rewards; however, a massive discovery in 1857 would change the state and its History forever. A party of Spanish gold seekers that are from New Mexico had worked a placer along the South Platte River at Cherry Creek, which later is known as Denver. The next major discovery was found by William Greeneberry Russell, he was a miner who was married to a Cherokee woman. William led an expedition to Cherry Creek, but was unable to find high yields in the beginning2. According to Brown this didn’t stop him either, he lead another expedition to Little Dry Creek and found another deposit that
As a young child he grew up on the ranch where he learned to rope and work cattle. Clement, his father, went on a business trip and Will spent $1,000 on a dance platform. When his father came back he revoked his power of attorney and young Rogers was thrown upon his own resources. He did not finish High School which was something he regretted later on in his. Are nearby Ranch he found work as a Cowhand.
The Oregon Trail was traveled by over five hundred thousand people between 1841-1869. Many people wanted to travel on the Oregon Trail in hope of better health. They did not bring many supplies; they only brought the bare necessities. The pioneers traveled in covered wagons, called prairie schooners, pulled by oxen. The journey started in Independence, Missouri, and ended in Oregon City, Oregon.
Why did the Donner Party get stuck in the Sierra Nevada Mountains? In April of 1846 90 emigrants led by Jacob and George Donner left Springfield Illinois in hopes of using a quicker, shorter route to Oregon. The party took the regular trail up to Ft. Bridger, Wyoming. There they were supposed to meet a trail guide, Lansford Hastings, to take them but he was gone, leading another party along the mountains. There was a note for the Donner’s to follow a trail to Weber Canyon, Hasting claimed it was an easier route to Oregon.
During the course of his travels, Pike traveled through many modern day states. He eventually made his way through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. His time in Mexico allowed him to travel through the modern Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila. However, one of his most significant finds came early on in the expedition. Pike 's Peak It took four months for the group to reach Pike 's Peak and they reached it in November of 1806, which was later named for the explorer.
For more than a month ,Grant and lee had been fighting almost daily. Grant had 1000000 men in his army to pound the confederate army to the ground but Lee 's men would not budge Both armies suffered extraordinary casitas . Grant had lost 60000 men and lee lost about half that.but Grant could afford casualties because he had more men than Lee’s army
“For seventeen days, the teenagers I recruited to build trails for the North Cascades National Parkare camping during one of the heaviest storms in a hundred years.” (Keith, 1) This time is really hard when people are in an at risk situation because, like the main character said, she will need a seven-hour journey to pick up the teenagers, not three-and-a-half-hour like in the normal day. That means in the place