April, 1849 Being on the trail for about a week has brought unexpected holdups. First off the tall grass that scrapes my bare legs as I walk. Lena, Lilly and I all have plenty of gashes from burs and thorns. Our first landmark was Alcove Springs. We never stopped, although it was nice to think that there were people before us taking this journey. Norm and James tried figuring out how many miles until our next stop in our guide book. They said with good weather and no hold ups we would be there in a couple of days. The day finally came when we stopped in for Kearney. It was quite nice because they just built a new building last year. The old one was further away from the trail, but lucky for us, They moved it closer. Trying to move past a wagon …show more content…
It was his dream to set up a hospital since he heard they were in need of one there. We only had a few hours to persuade him to come to Oregon. We all had pretty good arguments, but the one that stuck out to me was that he would be alone with nobody around if they needed help. He wasn’t even considering his terrible skills with animals. Even I could round up cows. Anyway, he finally into coming to Oregon just before we came to California Crossing. If you don’t know, it is the place in your journey where you have to decide whether you will be going to California or Oregon. Our family is going for the land as well as the fur trade industry. By supper time we reached Ash Hollow, though Norm thought it would be best if we kept going for a mile or two just in case of we would encounter some unfriendly indians. Some of the others complained out of exhaustion, but I know how smart my Norm is so I went along. Also as head of the train he is the final decider. Lunch the next day was at Courthouse Rock. Along with Lena and Joseph Sr., I have also noticed James and Elizabeth getting a bit closer. Elizabeth is laughing at everything he says, and it is kinda cute, you know, young love. Not saying I am old or anything, but I remember taking long romantic walks with Norm, and falling in love even more every time. I sometimes think about that stuff to brighten up this super fun trip. I know being sweaty and dirty from putting mud all over our …show more content…
Norm told us at breakfast that once we are at Independence Rock we were halfway. The day seemed to speed by. I could see the rock for many miles, it was so big. It was just the beginning of July so we were right on track. The rock is the biggest change in terrain for many miles. Coming closer, there was a nice river called the Sweetwater River. I decided to take advantage of it and gather some of it’s water. Many people had written their names on the rock to record the year that their family took the great journey. I wrote all of our names in a column, in the order of age. First was Lena, next was Norm, me, then Lilly. Norm added Cline and then the date, 1849. I finished it off by circling it. The other families on my train also wrote theirs to be remembered. We finally had supper, set up camp, then had a restful night before starting the last half of our journey to Oregon. Waking up the next day was extremely hard. Knowing that we were only halfway, and the work was about to get harder was a huge let down. My shoes have holes from walking everyday. Blisters cover my feet. My skin is tight and stings from sunburns, yet I want to itch it off from the mosquito bites. Oh, how I wished to be back in Indiana, back in the comfort of my own
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On May 14, 1804 William Clark and his four dozen men left their St. Louis camp to meet with Meriwether Lewis. The men met going upstream the Missouri river on May 20, 1804 starting the Lewis and Clark expedition. Clark would stay aboard the keelboat to chart the course and make maps when Lewis went to study the different rock formations, soil, animals, and plants on land. They tried to make camp along the river when they could and used night guards in case they encountered any Indians. Lewis and Clark, along with their men, traveled more than 600 miles up the Missouri by the end of July.
It was on February 28, 1803 that President Thomas Jefferson won Congressional approval for the expedition of the Western lands that would become the adventures of Merriwether Lewis and William Clark.(1) A budget of $2,500 was allotted for the expedition of the group who were dubbed “The Corps of Discovery” by Jefferson. Jefferson was extremely interested in the western lands, so much so that his personal library at his home, Monticello, had more books on the subject than any other library in the world. (2) The group were to be led by Jefferson’s secretary, Merriwether Lewis, and Lewis’ friend William Clark.
In this essay I will be discussing about the Exploration of Lewis and Clark. William Clark and Meriwether Lewis made discoveries of new species of new plants and animals,their expedition began on August 31,1803,Clark had 5 older brothers and 3 older sisters,Lewis was named governor for his expedition,and they both found ways to travel in the Pacific ocean. This essay will also give a lot of detail on the Expedition of Lewis and Clark. Lewis and Clark traveled by boat,foot,and on horses. They also worked for Thomas Jefferson on the Louisiana Purchase.
Louis, Missouri in May 1804 we faced every hardship you can think of. We braved dangerous weather, water, endured hunger, and many injuries. Along the way, I kept a journal of everything we did and I collected samples of plants and animals I found. We received assistance in our mission by the native people we met during our journey westward. Along the way, we picked up two new members Sacagawea and Touissant Charbonneau.
Joe Meek discovered Yellowstone Plateau. He was a mountain man. Mountain men were really into getting beaver, to make hats, as they were a popular fashion. There were four times as many french mountain men than american. There was a yearly meet up and they spent most of their money there.
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After law school Parkman proceeded of what he desired. He learned how to sleep and hunt, and could survive alone by himself. Parkman has accomplished the desire that he had, he has wrote many books and has been recognized for such thing. In the document it tells the difficulty of traveling the Oregon Trail and why the Oregon Trail is so important at the time.
Lewis chose a good friend of his, William Clark, to help out and decided Clark should be the commander of the journey. Their expedition began in May, 1804 near St. Louis, Missouri. They went through many hardships such as harsh weather, illnesses, rough waters, starvation, and injuries. Throughout their expedition, Lewis kept a journal and collected samples of plants and animals he came across. They finally reached the Pacific Ocean in November, 1805, and spent that winter in Oregon.
The freezing soldiers lay around on the cold hard ground; some are wrapped in their tattered rags while others are vomiting, having fatigue and starving from lack of food. Despite these grim conditions, however, their ambitions towards freedom disguised their miserable life in camp. The winter of 1777 at Valley Forge was tough for Washington and his men. They lived in extremely poor weather conditions with a deficient amount of resources to stay alive. Diseases were also spreading, and the army was in desperate need of money if they even wanted to dream of defeating Britain.
Leaving Qualla Boundary was always bittersweet for my father. Nestled in the densely populated mountainous region of North Carolina, the rolling, dirt covered terrain of Cherokee Nation Reservation was what he considered home. He enjoyed waking up to the crimson halo of the rising sun as it blazed atop the bluff, dragging Chrissy and I out of our beds, eager to explore the rustic town. Mom always slept in. She was lucky that way.
The Oregon Trail The oregon trail starts in Independence, Missouri and ends in Oregon City,California. The oregon trail is 2,000 miles long and millions of people traveled back and forth on the oregon trail which can sometimes take a long time depending on what the weather is like but if it storms it can be dangerous and if it snows they can get cold and even worse they could get sick. Pioners Pioneers had a hard life because when they got sick they often died.
Only of an estimated of emigrants 80,000 of 400,000 that took the oregon trail that ended their journey in oregon’s Willamette Valley. The oregon trail took some people to the california trail. About half settled in oregon and the other hail moved more south california.they proved that the journey could be
31, 20 days earlier” (Dowd). During the time “The Forlorn Hope” was away, William Foster had found two almost dead indians in the snow and shot them for more food. Those two were the only two people murdered for food in the entire trip (Andrews). Out of the 90 emigrants that started the trip, only about half of them survived through the winter and made it to California when the snow thawed (History). “Pioneer Monument, built in 1918, is standing at the lake dedicated to the party.”