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📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Rinker Buck
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Francis Parkman
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. Detailed accounts of the hardships while traveling across mountains, portraits of emigrants, Western wildlife, and Indian culture.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ David Dary
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West. Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David Dary gives us the whole sweeping story of those who came to explore, to exploit, and, finally, to settle there. Using diaries, journals, company and expedition reports, and newspaper accounts, David Dary takes us inside the experience of the continuing waves of people who traveled the Oregon Trail or took its cutoffs to Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and California. He introduces us to the fur traders who set up the first “forts” as centers to ply their trade; the missionaries bent on converting the Indians to Christianity; the mountain men and voyageurs who settled down at last in the fertile Willamette Valley; the farmers and their families propelled west by economic bad times in the East; and, of course, the gold-seekers, Pony Express riders, journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs who all added their unique presence to the land they traversed. We meet well-known figures–John Jacob Astor, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, John Frémont, the Donners, and Red Cloud, among others–as well as dozens of little-known men, women, and children who jotted down what they were seeing and feeling in journals, letters, or perhaps even on a rock or a gravestone. Throughout, Dary keeps us informed of developments in the East and their influence on events in the West, among them the building of the transcontinental railroad and the efforts of the far western settlements to become U.S. territories and eventually states. Above all, The Oregon Trail offers a panoramic look at the romance, colorful stories, hardships, and joys of the pioneers who made up this tremendous and historic migration. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Francis Parkman
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📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Matt Doeden
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : "Describes the journey on the Oregon Trail from three different historical perspectives"--Provided by publisher.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Marcia Amidon Lusted
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : This title examines an important historic event - the Oregon Trail. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Pacific Coast and the expansion of the United States, the roles Manifest Destiny, transportation, mountain men, Native Americans, Mormons, and emigration societies played during this time, the challenges pioneers faced and experienced on the trail, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Jean F. Blashfield
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : An introductory history of the Oregon Trail and its significance in opening the west to settlers, including information on the people who opened the Trail, their reasons for going west, modes of transportation, and a description of a typical day on the Trail.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Tim McNeese
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : A history of the Oregon Trail follows the route used by fur traders, mountain men, farmers, gold hunters, entrepreneurs, and others who made their way west, offering stories about the hardships and triumphs of the massive migration.
📒The Oregon Trail Ii ✍ Prima
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📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Peter De Rose
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : This Ebook contains the score of the song in C-Major. It includes Piano, Vocals & Chords. The musical genre is Traditional Pop. ### Die Originalversion von "The Oregon Trail" wurde 1935 veröffentlicht. Von verschiedenen Künstlern wurden in den letzten Jahrzehnten zahlreiche Bearbeitungen des Songs angefertigt. Mittlerweile gehört dieser Song zum Popular Standard. In dieser Ausgabe sind die Klaviernoten in der Tonart C-Dur im Violin- und Bassschlüssel notiert. Akkordbezeichnungen, Text und Gesangsmelodie sind in dieser Ausgabe ebenfalls enthalten.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Steven P. Olson
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of the Oregon Trail, its role in westward expansion, and the travails of the pioneers who followed it across the West.
📒The Oregon Trail The Conspiracy Of Pontiac ✍ Francis Parkman
📝The Oregon Trail The Conspiracy of Pontiac Book Synopsis : Contains "The Oregon Trail," a collection of essays that first appeared in the "Knickerbocker Magazine," discussing Parkman's trip to Oregon in 1846, and "The Conspiracy of Pontiac," relating Ottawa leader Pontiac's attacks on British forts and settlements in the 1760s.
📒Kate Winfield On The Oregon Trail ✍ Peter Marshall
📝Kate Winfield on the Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : In 1843, Kate and her family join a wagon train heading to the Oregon Territory and face death, a plague, and blistering heat.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Ralph Compton
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : They Risked Their Lives To Bring Cattle to Missouri. Now They Faced A Journey Twics As Dangerous... The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-making trail drives. The Oregon Trail Lou Spencer, Dill Summer, and their fourteen Texas cowboys briught a herd up to Independence, Missouri, and sold half to a wagon train heading West. Then the Texans hired on, leading the battling greenhorn pioneers across the Missouri River, across Nebraska Territory, and into the wilds past Forts Laramie and Bridger. With winter closing in, Spencer's men were running out of time to reach the wide-open land of Oregon. And with a fortune in gold hidden in one of the pilgrims' wooden wagons-and outlaws circling like wolves-there were miles of shooting and dying still ahead.
📒Pioneer Tales Of The Oregon Trail And Of Jefferson County ✍ Charles Dawson
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📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Elizabeth Dana Jaffe
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : Examines the famous westward route of American settlement during the 1800's, including everyday life on the trail, what it took to make the journey successfully, and what happened to unsuccessful attempts to reach the Oregon Territory.
📒How Many People Traveled The Oregon Trail ✍ Miriam Aronin
📝How Many People Traveled the Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : In the spring of 1843, nearly one thousand people gathered in Independence, Missouri. They came from all over the eastern United States, and many had to sell most of their possessions to afford the trip. Yet their journey was just beginning. The group set out for Oregon Country, a four- to six-month trek across plains, mountains, valleys, and rivers. Not everyone survived the difficult trip. Still, before the end of the 1800s, many more wagon trains would travel the Oregon Trail to reach what became the western United States.So why were Americans moving west?What hardships would they face on the journey?And who blazed the Oregon Trail?Discover the facts about this important trail west and how it affected U.S. history.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Francis Parkman, Jr.
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness.
📒The Oregon Trail The Missouri River To The Pacific Ocean ✍ Best Books on
📝The Oregon Trail the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean Book Synopsis : compiled and written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration. Sponsored by Oregon Trail Memorial Association, inc.
📒The Oregon Trail ✍ Lynda Hatch
📝The Oregon Trail Book Synopsis : The Oregon Trail is revealed through activities of map reading, research and writing.
📒Surviving The Journey ✍ Danny Kravitz
📝Surviving the Journey Book Synopsis : "Examines the Oregon Trail by discussing how and why it came to be and the immediate and lasting effects it had on the nation and the people who traveled it"--