Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Oregon Trail – Idaho, Wyoming, and Nebraska
Scotts Bluff (now a National Monument), Nebraska was a well known landmark on the Oregon trail. Hundreds of thousands went this way, mostly walking. The wagon pulled by oxen in the picture is a Conestoga and was mostly used for freight. The smaller wagons were the size actually used (cargo space about the same as a VW bus.) People walked several thousand miles. Indians were only a minor problem – deaths were more often by cholera and gun accidents.


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