The Influence Of Purpose To Travel On The Oregon Trail

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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. The trail went through many states, including Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Kansas, and mountain ranges, including the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevadas. The pioneers also passed many milestones, including Courthouse Rock, Chimney Rock, Independence Rock, and Soda Springs. Even though the travelers faced dangers, such as Indian attack,
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