The pioneers traveled in groups of wagons, known as WAGON TRAINS. These trains were often pulled by oxen and were as small as ten wagons or as large as one hundred. Most pioneers preferred smaller trains as THE OREGON TRAIL became more traveled. Many travelers walked along side the trains to lighten the load. ~ PHOTO: Oxen pulling wagons along the Oregon Trail.
Here for your perusal is a rare photograph of Ford's Theatre, Washington., D.C. It was created between 1860 and 1865 by Mathew Brady.The photograph illustrates location where Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865, showing what the area looked like at the time of the assassination.