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Oregon Trail #5 Windlass Hill and Ash Hollow

Windlass Hill The windlass is an apparatus for moving heavy weights. Typically, a windlass consists of a horizontal cylinder, which is rotated by the turn of a crank or belt. A winch is affixed to one or both ends, and … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail # 4 Fort Kearney and the Platte River Crossing

Fort Kearney At each “Fort” the wagon train members are quizzed on the facts regarding that landmark. They then have to opportunity to buy needed supplies. Fort Kearny was established in the spring of 1848 in response to the growth … Continue reading

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