Stretching from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City in the Oregon territory the Oregon Trail was traveled by thousands of settlers looking for a better life in the promised land of Oregon, where the pigs were running about under the acorn trees, round and fat, already cooked, with knives and forks sticking in them. Beginning in the 1840s many people emigrated across the dangerous and beautiful country going to Oregon. This beautifully illustrated book gives you a taste of what that trip was like. Includes excerpts from diaries of emigrants, period illustrations, and photographs.
Crossing two thousand miles of prairies, river crossings, storms, hardship, Indians and mountains, the trip was not something to be taken lightly. It was the promise of a better life that dragged them through.
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With this series, experience the day-to-day life of westward-bound emigrants through vivid photography and actual quotes from pioneer diaries. Explore the Oregon, Santa Fe, Mormon, and California Trails; accompany John Wesley Powell down the Colorado River, and retrace the Lewis and Clark expedition.About the Author:
Dan Murphy, now retired from the National Park Service, "can spend more time out tromping where others have tromped before"--following historic trails.
Gary Ladd, a professional photographer, followed the pioneers' route from Missouri to Oregon to capture the essence of the Oregon Trail story on film.
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Book Description KC Publications, Inc., 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110887140645
Book Description KC Publications, Inc. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0887140645 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1429515