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Nebraska Trailblazer #3: Oregon Trail, Checkup


1. What kind of land formation is Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff? _________________

2. List some of the hardships the pioneers suffered on the trail.





3. How did the Prairie Schooner wagon get it's name?


4. What was a starting point for the Oregon and California Trail in Nebraska? ___________________

5. List three popular stopping points and describe why travelers liked to stop there.





6. It took the pioneers _______ _________ to cross Nebraska and _______ _________ to get to California or Oregon.

7. Name all of the present-day states the pioneers had to pass through to get to California starting from Nebraska.

___________________, ____________________, _______________________

8. Name all of the present-day states the pioneers had to pass through to get to Oregon starting from Nebraska.

____________________, _______________________

9. Why did the pioneers use oxen to pull their wagons?




10. Why were the Mormons going to Utah?



 


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