Describe how settlers moving to Oregon country made the trip from independence, Missouri ?
- Old Man DirtLv 71 month ago
Traditionally they used the Oregon Trail. This land route was approximately 2,170 miles long and the average distance traveled was about 15 miles a day. If the trip was started at the wrong time of year the trip was doomed. Either because of lack of water and grazing for the horses or oxen or because of the impossibility of crossing the mountains in the winter. It shared the same route as the Moron trail but split from it in Wyoming.
There were two primary starting points- one was St. Louis and another was Omaha. It could be said there was a third starting point at St. Joseph Missouri. The latter two could be accessed by river for several months out of the year.
It was a long arduous journey, trading posts were few, water scares once the travelers got west of Scotts Bluff Nebraska. In some ways Scotts Bluff Nebraska was the last "civilization" they would see till they got to the west coast (Oregon).
- GregLv 51 month ago
They went on the Oregon Trail.
- Sir CausticLv 61 month ago
By hopping. They hopped the entire way.
- SpeedLv 71 month ago
Covered wagons, drawn by oxen or horses.