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  • Oregon Trail

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    know about the computer game, The Oregon Trail, a game which has you take on the Oregon Trail. But did you know about a game called The Organ Trail? The Organ Trail is a game much like The Oregon Trail, with one big difference; the player is escaping zombies instead of immigrating west. However, no matter what the trail was used for, the Oregon Trail surely helped westward expansion in the 1800’s. The Oregon Trail is a 2000 mile long wagon route and emigrant trail made by fur trappers and traders

  • The Oregon Trail

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    The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail was a very important aspect in the history of our country’s development. When Marcus and Narcissa Whitman made the first trip along the Oregon Trail, many Americans saw a window of opportunity. The Oregon Trail was the only practical way to pass through the Rockies. Pioneers crammed themselves into small wagons to try to make it to the unsettled land; however, 10% of these pioneers died on the way due to disease and accidents. The journey along the Oregon

  • Oregon Trail

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    Oregon Trail Overland pioneer route to the northwestern United States. About 3200 km, about 2000 mi long, the trail extended from Independence, Missouri, to the Columbia River in Oregon. Part of the route followed the Platte River for 870 km (540 mi) through what is now Nebraska to Fort Laramie in present-day Wyoming. The trail continued along the North Platte and Sweetwater rivers to South Pass in the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains. From there the main trail went south to Fort Bridger,

  • Oregon Trail

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    CROSSING THE Great Plains The Oregon Trail was an overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country, was the way to travel back in the 1840’s through the 1860’s. In 1843 the "Great Emigration" began and the west would never be the same after the out set of the travelers. The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, follow any single narrow route. In open country the different trains might spread out over a large area, only to converge again

  • The Trails Of The Oregon Trail

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    to state in the past? Did they walk through the woods to get where they needed to go? Of course not, they walked rode on a horse or walked on a trail. One of the most famous groups of trails is the Trails of the West. There were lots of different trails within the system of big trails. There is also a lot of reasons why people would use the trails, for example to have safer and easier travel. Why would people leave their homes to go to a different state? There are many people that left their

  • The Oregon Trail and the Pioneers that That Made It

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    The places we know today as Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah would not be a part of the United States if it were not for the Oregon Trail. The 2,170 mile route from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon enabled the migrating of the early pioneers to the western United States. In a span of 25 years, there were over half a million people who made the trip. The first travelers across the Oregon Trail were Marcus and Narcissa Whitman along with Henry and Eliza Spalding

  • Pioneer Life on the Oregon Trail

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    the last one to take a bath. I don’t agree with the people who traveled the long and treacherous trail to Oregon because they just put themselves in danger. There were many dangerous conflicts that the pioneers did not think of before they went on their journey west. All of the conflicts could have been avoided if the pioneers decided to stay in their homes in the east and not traveled the Oregon Trail. The conflicts could not have been avoided because the pioneers that decided to travel where not

  • Oregon Trail Geography

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    you ever thought of what could have caused many of the deaths on the Oregon Trail? You might think diseases, accidents, and maybe intentional. You might or might not have thought of this, but even nature could be violent and kill. And there were plenty of ways on how it did. The Rocky Mountains are one of the biggest mountain ranges in the world. In the Pacific Northwest they are found in northeastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and most of Idaho. They actually extend from southern Alaska to northern

  • The Oregon Trail

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    Between 1840 and 1950, over fifty-three thousand people travelled the Oregon Trail. Native American exposure to diseases such as smallpox and diphtheria decimated the tribes, and that along with the encroachment of settlers on tribal lands, was the cause of much strife between Native Americans and the incoming Europeans. The Land Donation Law, a government land giveaway allotting three-hindred twenty acres to white males and six-hundred forty to married white couples, gave impetus to the western

  • The Oregon Trails

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    about or how they influence society cause students to gain vital knowledge and become less ignorant. The Oregon Trails may be considered by some to be a tool to aide students in becoming more knowledgeable on diverse topics. It has been called a “multiethnic” interactive computer game that allows students to travel along the trail and gain insight on the life of a person traveling to the Oregon Territory (Bigelow, 2009, p. 317). This game has been put on a pedestal by critics and has been awarded