Personal Narrative: My Journey To The Oregon Trail

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After years of waiting and preparing we started on the journey to the west. We made our way to Independence, Missouri to go on the Oregon Trail which was laid by traders and trapers. While there I became familiar with George Wilson who was also a working family man. A lot of families left together making the trail busy and causing jams.. Many families lost members due to infections and disease. I wanted quite so we left during a slow day giving us space on the trail. Our experience on the trail was harsh, the weather was bad, our wagons needed a lot repairs and my son Joseph got cholera almost dying. This delayed our trip by months then years.

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