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Mr. Blue
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name the 2,170-mile (3,490 km) historic East–West, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail in the United States that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon. This should be a easy one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee, it’s not the Missouri River trail. I wonder what it could be?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope not the Missouri muskrat tail. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it. I am a fan and have personally visited quite a few spots on the Oregon Trail. It was the largest voluntary migration in history. Over 300,000 people travelled the trail (almost all by walking). Over 30,000 people died along the trail.
Here is only a partial list of the places I have visited in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon:
Independence Rock
South Pass, Wyoming
Devil's Gate
Split Rock
Soda Springs
1000 Springs
Three Island Crossing
Fort Boise
Bend of the River
Crossing the Blue Mountains
The Dalles
The Barlow Toll Road
Oregon City


My question- What killed off 30,000 people on the trail? It was a disease. Which disease was it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cholera I think. My next guess would be small pox but I'm thinking it's Cholera.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is Cholera from drinking bad water. Good job, your turn!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

French and Indian War

When an Indian delegation asked the defenders of Fort Pitt to surrender, the British commander refused and sent them away. While doing so, he gave them gifts, which included food, alcohol and two blankets and a handkerchief which had come from people suffering from what disease ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will take a guess and say smallpox.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salty Dog wrote:
I will take a guess and say smallpox.


Yup there intent was to weaken the enemy by spreading the disease to the Indians who at the time had a very large force. Germ warfare has been around longer than some people would think. You turn Salty.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirate wrote:
Germ warfare has been around longer than some people would think. You turn Salty.


Allegedly the Hittites drove people with an infectious disease into enemy lands. So, yeah, its been around awhile.

https://www.medical-hypotheses.com/article/S0306-9877(07)00241-1/abstract
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My experience with germ warfare was keeping secret of having just getting over a nasty cold from a girl I was dating at the time. My reason for doing it was I knew she wouldn't kiss me if I told her about it. I've been a bad boy all my life it looks like.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RADAR is an acronym. What words comprise the meaning of RADAR>
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radar. Let me see.

Rum
And
Daiquiris
And ... um ...
more Rum?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue wrote:
Radar. Let me see.

Rum
And
Daiquiris
And ... um ...
more Rum?


Naw you silly thing. It's Rita, Amber, Denise, Amy and Rum. Smile
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