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May 22nd Special Days - Featuring Oregon Trail Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 0 comments
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Image: Oregon Trail Covered Wagons, by Artodidact on Pixabay

Image: The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey | Paperback: 464 pages | by Rinker Buck (Author). Publisher: Simon and Schuster; Reprint edition (June 7, 2016)
The Oregon Trail
May 22nd is... A Thousand Pioneers Head West (1843), Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft (1906), Crater Lake National Park Established (1902), Bitcoin Pizza Day, Harvey Milk Day, National Vanilla Pudding Day, Canadian Immigrants Day, International Day for Biological Diversity, National Buy a Musical Instrument Day, National Maritime Day, National Solitaire Day, World Goth Day, International Sherlock Holmes Day, National Craft Distillery Day, NF2 Awareness Day, US Colored Troops Day, World Paloma Day, National Gout Awareness Day, Lee Rigby Memorial Day, Growing Flavor in the Garden Day, Ewokalypse, Ethernet Day, National Day (Yemen), National Heroes Day (Sri Lanka), Feast of Saint Rita of Cascia

PLUS - interesting books and free printables, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: Roughing It on the Oregon Trail (The Time-Traveling Twins) | Paperback: 48 pages | by Diane Stanley (Author), Holly Berry (Illustrator). Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (July 24, 2001)A Thousand Pioneers Head West (1843)
-- On May 22, 1843, some 1,000 men, women, and children climbed aboard their wagons and steered their horses west of Elm Grove, Missouri. The train comprised over 100 wagons with 5,000 oxen and cattle trailing behind. Dr. Elijah White, a Presbyterian missionary who had made the trip the year before, served as a guide.

Read: Roughing It on the Oregon Trail, by Diane Stanley, Holly Berry
-- What if you could close your eyes and open them to find you were amongst hundreds of pioneers in 1843, packing up your covered wagon to travel the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail? In their first journey, the twins spend eight months crossing the country on foot and by covered wagon, braving the mountain ranges and river valleys, battling floods and droughts, and cooking slam-johns and sowbellies over buffalo chips.

Image: Westward Ho The Wagons! | The Stephen wagon train journeys to the Northwest Territory via the Oregon Trail in 1844
Westward Ho The Wagons!
-- The Stephen wagon train journeyed to the Northwest Territory via the Oregon Trail in 1844. The pioneers deal with the elements and occasional raids, but after hostile Pawnees drive off their spare horses, they realize they may not make it to the Oregon Territory. While stopping at Fort Laramie, the pioneer children make friends with Sioux children. After the Sioux chief's son is injured in an accident, Doc Grayson helps heal him, earning the trust of the Sioux. As the story ends, the Sioux warriors escort the wagon train safely through Pawnee territory.

Image: The Learning Company - Oregon Trail 5th Edition | by The Learning Company | Platform : Mac, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95The Learning Company - Oregon Trail
-- Explore the West, live the adventure, and survive the trail! Kids will build real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills by choosing their wagon party and supplies, reading maps, planning their route, and guiding their team through the wilderness. Can they survive the dangers of the long journey, raging rivers, buffalo stampedes, sickness, and starvation? The trail explodes with adventure as you face rugged challenges and experience real-life events.

🤠 Oregon Trail Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Oregon Trail (You Choose: History) | Kindle Edition | by Matt Doeden (Author). Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2013)
The Oregon Trail
(You Choose: History)

Amazon Freebies:

🤠 Free Oregon Trail ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🤠 Read Oregon Trail ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🤠 Free Oregon Trail apps

🤠 Free Oregon Trail game apps

🤠 Free Oregon Trail book and comic apps

🤠 Listen to Oregon Trail Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🤠 Watch Oregon Trail Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🤠 Listen to Oregon Trail Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🤠 Free Alexa Skills | Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail Recipes:

🤠 19 Pioneer Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

🤠 What Did Pioneers Eat on the Oregon Trail?

🤠 5 Survival Recipes That Came From the Pioneers Who Lived on the Oregon Trail

🤠 20 Lost Recipes From The Pioneers: What They Cooked On Their Journey Westward

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🤠 Oregon Trail, The (DOS) - online game | RetroGames.cz

🤠 Oregon Trail | Software Library: MS-DOS Games

🤠 Oregon Trail Activities, Worksheets, Printables

🤠 The Oregon Trail Computer Game Worksheet

🤠 Surviving the Oregon Trail – History, Geography, Survival

🤠 Conestoga Wagon Coloring Pages

🤠 Pioneer Life Printables

🤠 The Oregon Trail: FREE Unit Studies and Resources

🤠 Pioneer Covered Wagon Craft

🤠 Packing Your Covered Wagon | Little House Crafts and Activities

🤠 100 Oregon Trail Homeschool History Resources

🤠 Oregon Trail pdf - Nebraska Department of Education

🤠 Free Oregon Trail Activity Guide | Download or by mail

🤠 Make Your Own Covered Wagon - Nevada State Parks

🤠 The Oregon Trail online game | ClassicReload.com

Image: The Oregon Trail Handheld Game | Authentic 80's graphics, sounds and game play just like you remember!
Oregon Trail Handheld Game

More Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

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