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Oregon Trail

This is a set of information for 5th graders to learn a bit of the history of the Oregon Trail.

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Where the Oregon Trail be?ganIndependence, Missouri
Where did the Oregon Trail end?Oregon City, Oregon
Approximate length of the Oregon Trail was?2000 miles
In the 1840's married settlers could get this much free land..640 acres or 1 square mile
Did Lewis and Clark explore before or after the Oregon Trail began?35 years before
How long did it take to travel the distance of the Oregon Trail?about 4 months
How did the British in this area earn their living?by being fur trappers
The Americans in this area earned their living by beingfarmers
Which is older the Oregon Trail or the California Trail?same!
The Oregon Trail began about...1841
The California Trail is sometimes called thisthe Great Platte River Road
About how many people died during this route?about 1 in 10
During 1850 what epidemic killed many on the Oregon Trail?cholera
What is the total number of emigrants that traveled the Oregon Trail?80,000
People who traveled this trail settled in these 3 states...Oregon, Washington, Idaho
The last ride was in what year and taken by whom?Ezra Meeker in 1906


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