Did Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood get along?
Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood never became close friends but they did learn to be comfortable colleagues.
What did they eat on wagon trains?
Many families took along a milk cow to have fresh milk and butter along the way. As they traveled, they would hunt and fish along the way for antelope, buffalo, deer, elk, rabbit, birds, and trout. Many wagon trains traded with Indians for salmon and vegetables.
Why did most pioneers ride in wagons?
While pioneer trains did circle their wagons at night, it was mostly to keep their draft animals from wandering off, not protect against an ambush. Indians were more likely to be allies and trading partners than adversaries, and many early wagon trains made use of Pawnee and Shoshone trail guides.
How far can you travel by wagon in a day?
between 10 and 20 miles
What is female ox called?
An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock in Australia and India, is a bovine trained as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration makes the animals easier to control. Cows (adult females) or bulls (intact males) may also be used in some areas.
How big was a covered wagon that the pioneers used?
We may have an image in our heads about early pioneers settling to sleep each night, safely tucked into beds inside their covered wagon. But this is not accurate. The wagons were surprisingly small, measuring only about four feet wide and eight or nine feet long.
How much weight could a Conestoga wagon pull?
Including its tongue, the average Conestoga wagon was 18 feet (5.4 m) long, 11 feet (3.3 m) high, and 4 feet (1.2 m) in width. It could carry up to 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg) of cargo.
Why would a family use a covered wagon to travel westward on the Oregon Trail?
By far, the most important item for successful life on the trail was the covered wagon. It had to be sturdy enough to withstand the elements yet small and light enough for a team of oxen or mules to pull day after day.
What are the dangers of the Oregon Trail?
Major threats to pioneer life and limb came from accidents, exhaustion, and disease. Crossing rivers were probably the most dangerous thing pioneers did. Swollen rivers could tip over and drown both people and oxen. Such accidents could cause the loss of life and most or all of valuable supplies.