Let's Go West!

A third grade study of Westward Expansion along the Oregon Trail.ruts.jpg

The Oregon Trail started in Independence, Missouri. There were other trails like the Santa Fe Trail and the California Trail.

The first people to go on the Oregon Trail were Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. Sometimes pioneers followed each other in a wagon train. They wanted to move out west to have more farm land because their towns were so crowded.

The Oregon Trail has landmarks like Columbia River, South Pass, Fort Laramie, Independence Rock, Jail House Rock, Platte River , Chimney Rock, and Soda Springs. The Oregon Trail ends in Oregon City.