The Oregon Trail was a hazard-filled journey for the brave souls who spent weeks trudging through its perils. Here are five interesting facts you might not know.
Rufus Porter, the founder of Scientific American, proposed sending hot-air balloons with steam engine powered propellers west. He floated the idea and actually had 200 people signed up for the ride but it never happened.
Wheelbarrow to the Willamette
Pioneers wanting to head west along the Oregon Trail that didn’t Continue Reading