Storm at Scott’s Bluff

Weather is one of the great fears for the pioneers.  Rains, snow, and high winds can result in long delays, difficult travel, injuries, wagon accidents and even death.  Watch this video to see what’s brewing over Scott’s Bluff.  Have your wagon member ready to make a Common Sense roll.

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Landmarks on the Oregon Trail

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Use the links below to take notes and gather images about your chosen landmark.  You and your partner will create a page in the Oregon Trail Guidebook that the pioneers referred to during their journey on the Oregon Trail.  As we near your landmark on the trail, you will present your page (slide) to the class.  Remember that you should provide information about the historical site, not the modern day towns.

Begin by reading this article about all of the landmarks. Then choose the one you and your partner would like to research.

Click here to begin your research. Follow the links provided to get more information about your landmark.

Included on your slide should be the following:

  • Location of the landmark- state, nearby river, or how far it is on the trail
  • Description
  • Image
  • Importance- Why did people stop there? Does it have a purpose?