about five months
How long was the Oregon Trail?
four to six months
What states do the California Trail go through?
The trail passes through the states of Missouri, Kansas Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and California.
What were the dangers of the California Trail?
TRAIL BASICS – DANGERS. Major threats to pioneer life and limb came from accidents, exhaustion, and disease. Crossing rivers were probably the most dangerous thing pioneers did. Swollen rivers could tip over and drown both people and oxen.
Why did immigrants choose the California Trail?
It normally took four to six months to traverse the length of the California Trail with covered wagons pulled by oxen. About 250,000 pioneers, the most of any American emigration trail, used it to reach California before the transcontinental railroad in 1869. The California Emigrant Trail of 1841-1870.
How far could a wagon train travel in a day?
Wagons traveled between 10 and 20 miles per day, depending on weather, terrain, and other factors. Some wagon trains did not travel on Sunday while others did. People decided to make the journey West for a variety of reasons. Many left to find new opportunities after an economic depression in the late 1830s.
When did the Oregon Trail end?
The Oregon Trail was the most popular way to get to Oregon Country from about 1843 through the 1870s. The trail started in Missouri and covered 2,000 miles before ending in Oregon City.
In which city did most of the western trails begin?
The Texas Trail was used by the XIT Ranch for trail drives connecting Tascosa to Dodge City until 1885.
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