Crossing the Platte River: Oregon Freedom

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Your wagon has already traveled 100 miles to reach the ford that crosses the Platte River.  Here are your options:

1. Ma’s Idea: Wait and hope that the river level will drop so that you can ford the river without having to float your wagon across.

2. Pa’s Idea: Try to cross the river now by floating your wagon across.

Which option is the best one for your wagon? Be sure to support your opinion with reasons.

2 thoughts on “Crossing the Platte River: Oregon Freedom

  1. I think we should wait till the river level drops because I do not want us to die.

  2. I think we should wait tell the water level drops down because it looks like it has a strong flow so if we wait a little it will calm down.

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