Last week I was browsing thru Images on Google+ that have been posted by people from all over the world.  I happen to come across Images that were posted by a Lady named Peep.  She had pictures of what the ruts look like from the Pioneers that crossed over on the Oregon Trail more than 100 yrs. ago. on their way West to start a new Life.  The above Image is not mine, so I can not take credit for it.  I got it off one of the Trail web-sites that shows the Wagon Ruts that are left over from the hundreds/thousands of wagons that passed this way.

I viewed some of her shots and became quite interested in what the Oregon Trail was all about.  I then started to view some of the Web sites that are all about it and what the early Pioneers of that time had to endure crossing the States in the Western Frontier.  It came to the point that I even ordered a book about the Trail, which you can see below.



I haven’t started to read this book as of yet, but I’ll get there.  What I would just love to do is take a trip out to Nebraska and see these places for myself, but I don’t think that will ever happen.  It would be nice.  It would be great to actually stand on the old Wagon Trail’s that are still visible in the ground from the hundreds of wagons that traveled West so long ago.  I can only imagine what these early Pioneers had to endure thru their journey West.  They took what they could in their wagons.  No running water, except for what could be found on the trail, not much food to eat, the weather, and who knows how much more.  They were truly people that had to endure for the vision they had of a better Life.

Thanks for stopping by.


Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

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