14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
California Trail Replica Wagons
One of the greatest human migration from Missouri to California took the California Trail, to escape poverty and seek fortune in the California Gold Rush. The treacherous, perilous and strenuous journey of 1100 miles took three months to complete and many pioneers fell prey to diseases and attack by natives.
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