Oregon Trail Diaries
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What was it like on the Oregon Trail? Diaries and journals of the people who made the trip are a great way to learn. Keturah Belknap made the journey to Oregon with her family. In this video, Keturah's descendant, Judy Juntunen shares about her ancestor's journey. This video features Oregon trail related objects in the new Corvallis Museum. Imagine what it was like making this 2,000 mile journey, what would you take and what kinds of stories would you write in your travel journal? After watching the video, create and illustrate a story about preparing for the journey and your first week on the Oregon Trail.