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THE OREGON COUNTRY BETTER KNOWN AS THE OREGON TRAIL The oregon trail one of the most greatest and longest of the overland routes used in the westward expansion of the US It was 2000 miles through out deserts praries and across mountains The trail started for most settlers in Independence Missourri and ended some where along the pacific northwestern region of the US It would often take settlers six months to travel to their destination It took courage and strength to travel this trail says many of the refrences but they would recieve many good and bad things along the way in these adventures Some of the bad things that would happen to people is that the food and water is very scarce you could break wheel for the wagon as well as axels and your family could become very sick and ger dieseases along the way that could kill them and cause you to be out longer from your destinjation In 1805 Lewis and Clark traveled the western section of the trail in the areas close to the Snake and Colombia rivers It is believed that Benjamin Bonneville was the first to mavigate his wagons through the south pass of the trail in the 1830s In 1842 John C Fremont surveyed a portion of the trail for the US army Most settlers began to travel the route in 1841 and in 1843 the first large group of a quanity of around 900 took the trail to oregon during the Great Migration Also in 1843 there was a provisional government organized The northern boundery of the trail was set up in 1846 and the rest of the trail in 1848 by Michael Smith
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