How much time did the Oregon trail take?

It took about 6 months to travel the Oregon trail. It was the same for the trail to California as well.

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How did they cure rattlesnake bites on the Oregon Trail?

If someone got bitten by a venomous snake, another pioneer would take a knife and cut an "x" at the bite location. They would then suck out the blood and hopefully the poison. Sometimes this worked and sometimes this didn't. If it didn't work the victim would most likely die. If they happen to be...

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