Discover why thousands of Americans left their homes in the East to endure months of hardship to settle in the West. Describes life on a wagon train. Learn about the special challenges of the trip, as well as the day-to-day routine, via re-enactments of the entire trip between Missouri and the West Coast.
Why would anyone pick up their belongings and leave their homes and head across a continent in a covered wagon? The emigrants who traveled the Oregon Trail and settled in the West had many reasons.