Paul Solarz
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Alfred's horse died from exhaustion. Hopefully we don't need it!  Image Credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Avenger_-_Westphalian_horse.jpg

Westphalian Horse Most of the warmbloods in Germany are named for the region in which they are bred. In keeping with that tradition the Westfalen or Westphalian horse comes from Westphalia in Germany

Even though we had some exciting events, like getting to two forts, there were some sad ones too. We just had another person get sick, and a man ahead of us died. It's very sad, and I hope that there aren't any more deaths.

Food poisoning is a horrible, even potentially life-threatening experience. But it’s hard to determine if food is safe to eat, partly becaus.

Even though we went to both of the forts, we also passed Chimney Rock. It's very beautiful and looks like the tip of a pencil to me. I hope we see more beautiful things on the trail.

A rock formation in Morrill County in western Neb., Chimney Rock rises nearly 300 feet above the surrounding North Platte River valley. During the middle century it served as a landmark along the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, and the Mormon Trail.

Along the way we see many notes, written and etched into cattle skulls. Warnings and notes of death and sickness. But the occasional nice hello.

Along the way we see many notes, written and etched into cattle skulls. Warnings and notes of death and sickness. But the occasional nice hello.

After the Sioux incident Native American sterotypes were known for as dangerous and scary. When their people only wanted to help and trade with Emigrants and Immigrants.

After the Sioux incident Native American sterotypes were known for as dangerous and scary. When their people only wanted to help and trade with Emigrants and Immigrants.

Alkali water has become a bigger threat because Cholera manage to get into our train. We need to be more careful about what we drink!

Alkali water has become a bigger threat because Cholera manage to get into our train. We need to be more careful about what we drink!

Along the trail there are many graves, we saw one of a emigrant hoping for riches in the west.

Along the trail there are many graves, we saw one of a emigrant hoping for riches in the west.

On our way to Fort Kearny we were stopped by a heard of buffalo blocking our path. We were stopped for one day before the buffalo moved. We could not shoot them because they would have ran in all directions and we would have been trampled. To pass the time we were waiting we had a big feast.

On our way to Fort Kearny we were stopped by a heard of buffalo blocking our path. We were stopped for one day before the buffalo moved. We could not shoot them because they would have ran in all directions and we would have been trampled. To pass the time we were waiting we had a big feast.