What month did the Oregon Trail start?
Their trek began on May 22 and lasted five months. It effectively opened the floodgates of pioneer migration along the Oregon Trail and became known as the Great Emigration of 1843.
Where does the Oregon Trail begin and end?
The Historic RouteThe established route of the Oregon Trail begins in Independence, Missouri, and ends in Oregon City. Along the way, it traverses the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Idaho, as well as briefly dipping into Washington as it follows the Columbia River along the Oregon state line.
How long did it take settlers to cross America?
The wagon train would travel at around two miles an hour. This enabled the emigrants to average ten miles a day. With good weather the 2,000 mile journey from Missouri to California and Oregon would take about five months.