Western Migration

Running Time: 59:30

“Manifest destiny” was the call that went out all over the land. from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. “go west young man” “California, the land of milk and honey” “free land” That was the beginning of the first traffic jam, created by wagon trains.

1841 was the first wagon train to heed the call Equipped with wagons, mules, oxen, horses, dogs, and people, no roads however. even though they were afraid of Indians, plus many died along the trail, they set out to a new life in the west, despite having to eat all their animals along the way.