The wagon train of 1843 was the largest yet to assemble for the trip to Oregon. Baby Yoda Doo Doo Doo Christmas Shirt Its way had been paved by the triumphs and failures of the fur traders, adventurers, missionaries, and settlers who had gone before. Back in 1832, Capt. Benjamin Bonneville had taken 20 wagons beyond the Continental Divide. However, he did not attempt to take them to the Columbia River, which he visited in 1834 and again in 1835. In 1836 Whitman and Spalding set a new milestone by taking a light wagon, 62by then converted to a two-wheeled cart, as far west as Fort Boise.