Oregon Trail, Wagon Train Member
In 1844, I took a wagon train from Missouri to the Oregon territory, but someone said there was better farm- land in California, and warmer weather. So I headed south to the San Joaquin Valley. It’s a part of Mexico, but there are more and more people arriving all the time from the United States. And now war has broken out. Soon this won’t be Mexico anymore. It will be the United States of America. Manifest Destiny is what they call it, and from sea to shining sea, soon it will be filled with free, white, English-speaking farmers and ranchers. Too bad it’s going to take a war to make it happen, but the Mexicans wouldn’t sell California, and then they attacked us. So fair’s fair.