The Santa Fe trail By Zachary G Theisen & Kseniya L Farrell
The folks all around wanted to go on the Santa Fe trail to California because there was gold and all of them wanted it to be rich. So they packed every thing they needed, and left for the trail. When they were on the trail there were lot of landmarks and rivers they stopped a and camped at the landmark for a night or two. GOLD
They also fought over the gold. It was not pretty. Some people bet over the gold. Played card games to get some more gold for their family. Some kid fought too along with their dad. Kids fought with other kids. When they got home they would come back with scars and cuts. The mothers were not happy about the kids getting hurt. And cared for them instantly!Listen to the sounds
Here are some of the things that they brought to California hammer food wagon oxen Sometimes they brought their kids pankids
But they also did have tragic ends in the west. Lucky that we did not live in that time because it was dangerous and hard. They also put graves were they died.
Frontier school--Lunchtime- an old tobacco tin a lard pal serve as the girls lunchboxes.-some teachers barely older than their pupils. Often they hoped to learn as much as they taught.-The teachers could not teach if they were married. They were often 15 or younger.-classrooms were very small.(almost as small as your bedroom).-on a ordinary school day many youngsters were up at 4am milking cows, chopping wood , toting water , and helping fix breakfast before leaving for school. After a full day of classes, they might do other chores by moonlight so as not to miss the next day’s classes.- Youngsters of all ages were thought by a single teacher. Schools like frontier homes some times had dirt floors . Since the no running water, everyone drank from the same bucket and dipper kept in the corner of the room.- - The “playground” was the field outside. The “restroom” was an outhouse. Dog of many breeds and sizes hung around the school house, whining at the door and sneaking inside to lie at their owners feet.