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What was the halfway point on the Oregon Trail?

What was the halfway point on the Oregon Trail?

South Pass
South Pass marks the halfway point of the Oregon Trail, a powerful symbolic landmark that lacked any distinguishing feature which we would actually think of as a landmark. Here, the emigrants crossed the Continental Divide and the eastern boundary of Oregon Territory.

What was the length of miles on the Oregon Trail from Independence Missouri to the end of the trail?

roughly 2,000-mile
The Oregon Trail was a roughly 2,000-mile route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, which was used by hundreds of thousands of American pioneers in the mid-1800s to emigrate west.

How many miles is the Independence Trail in Missouri?

In miles between landmarks. The distance from St. Joseph, Missouri, to the Independence trail, striking it ten miles west of Blue river, is about one hundred miles. Good camps can be had from eight to fifteen miles apart.

Where was Independence Rock on the Oregon Trail?

Independence Rock is located on the Sweetwater River. The Sweetwater would have to be crossed up to nine times before the trail crosses over the Continental Divide at South Pass, Wyoming.

How many miles a day on the Oregon Trail?

Oregon Trail Landmarks Below is a table of the distances between landmarks the pioneers would have used on the Oregon trail. Considering the fact that the pioneers traveled only 10 to 15 miles a day it gives good idea of how long the journey would take. TABLE OF DISTANCES FROM INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI;

Where was the first stop on the Oregon Trail?

Fort Kearny (est. 1848) is about 200 miles (320 km) from the Missouri River, and the trail and its many offshoots nearly all converged close to Fort Kearny as they followed the Platte River west. The army-maintained fort was the first chance on the trail to buy emergency supplies, do repairs, get medical aid, or mail a letter.