Blazing a wagon trail to Oregon: a weekly chronicle of the Great Migration of 1843

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Echo Books, 1993 - History - 184 pages
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Short, well written with many quotes from diaries of the first emigrants to Oregon. Read full review

Contents

Catching the Fever
1
Preparing to Go
15
The Epic Journey Begins
26
The Moving Community
34
Stormy Weather
41
Indian Territory
49
The Platte River Road
57
The South Platte Crossing
64
The Bear River Valley
112
Fort Hall
116
The First Wagons West
122
The Snake River Plateau
128
Fort Boise
135
The Burnt River Canyon
138
The Blue Mountain Crossing
143
The Whitman Mission
147

The Missionary Doctor
71
Sights Along the North Platte
77
Fort Laramie
84
Independence Rock
92
Death Disease and Acts of Deity
96
South Pass
102
Fort Bridger
107
The Columbia River Indians
154
The Final Days
158
EPILOGUE
169
SOURCE NOTES
172
BIBLIOGRAPHY
183
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