You Have Died Of Dysentery

Playing With The Past

Mar 25 2022 • 14 mins

"Dysentery"

On this episode, I discuss all the different ways to die in the Oregon Trail game and what the reality of those deaths were like.

Sources mentioned in the episode

CDC. “Measles Signs and Symptoms.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 5, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/measles/symptoms/signs-symptoms.html.

The New York Times. “A Trail of 35,000 Lost Lives and a Grave Every 80 Yards,” May 30, 1993, sec. U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/30/us/a-trail-of-35000-lost-lives-and-a-grave-every-80-yards.html.

“Dangers - Learn What Dangers Pioneers Faced on Their Oregon Trail Journey.” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://oregontrailcenter.org/dangers.

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