The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Author Rinker Buck
ISBN-10 9781451659184
Year 2015-06-30
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award “Enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.” —The Wall Street Journal “Amazing…A real nonfiction thriller.” —Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books “Absorbing…Winning…The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck’s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson’s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times A major bestseller that has been hailed as a “quintessential American story” (Christian Science Monitor), Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is 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—that has captivated readers, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck’s chronicle is a “laugh-out-loud masterpiece” (Willamette Week) that “so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and “will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land” (The Boston Globe).

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Author Francis Parkman
ISBN-10 9780486135960
Year 2012-05-22
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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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.

Roughing it on the Oregon Trail

Roughing it on the Oregon Trail Author Diane Stanley
ISBN-10 0439327636
Year 2002
Pages 42
Language en
Publisher
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Twins Liz and Lenny, along with their time-traveling grandmother, join a group of pioneers journeying west on the Oregon Trail in 1843.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Author David Dary
ISBN-10 9780307429117
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Knopf
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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

The Oregon Trail Author Jean F. Blashfield
ISBN-10 0756500451
Year 2000-07-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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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.

How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail

How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail Author Tod Olson
ISBN-10 1426304129
Year 2009
Pages 47
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Entertaining, fictional voices recount one family's journey along the Oregon Trail to their new homestead, giving readers an appreciation for the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the migration, as well as the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.

The Oregon Trail Yesterday amp Today

The Oregon Trail  Yesterday  amp  Today Author William Hill
ISBN-10 0870045601
Year 2008
Pages 197
Language en
Publisher Caxton Press
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Here lies a description of the history of the Oregon Trail - from past to present. It is a unique blend of maps, guides, emigrant diaries and journals, old drawings and paintings, together with recent photographs. This book tells the story of the Oregon Trail in an interesting, easy to read manner and is packed with information for everyone -- the armchair traveler, the tourist, the historian and the Oregon Trail buff.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Author Marcia Amidon Lusted
ISBN-10 9781617876516
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher ABDO
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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.

Rescue on the Oregon Trail Ranger in Time 1

Rescue on the Oregon Trail  Ranger in Time  1 Author Kate Messner
ISBN-10 9780545639163
Year 2015-01-06
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day! Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize!

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Author David Dary
ISBN-10 9780307429117
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Knopf
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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

The Oregon Trail Author James P. Burger
ISBN-10 0823958507
Year 2002
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Discusses the importance of the Oregon Trail in helping settle the west, and describes the covered wagons used for transportation and the materials the settlers packed for the journey.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Author Matt Doeden
ISBN-10 9781476536071
Year 2013-07-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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"Describes the journey on the Oregon Trail from three different historical perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Author Tim McNeese
ISBN-10 9781604130270
Year 2009
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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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.