Treasures in the trunk: quilts of the Oregon Trail
Between 1840 and 1870, a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continent to Oregon and California in what was considered one of the great migrations of modern times...Thousands of women arrived in the Northwest by way of the Oregon Trail. This migration or "leave-taking" would consume the longest time and widest distance for these nineteenth-century women to establish new homes for themselves and their loved ones." - from the bookThis beautifully illustrated volume recounts the stories of the women who traveled the Oregon Trail. Includes their reasons for traveling west and the hardships that they encountered. Index and bibliography.
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Review: Treasures in the Trunk: Quilts of the Oregon TrailUser Review - Carole - Goodreads
Anyone interested in the Oregon Trail will find plenty of interesting stuff in this book. Then add an interest in women and their quilts and it's a great book full of photos of the quilts made during the Oregon Trail years and shortly thereafter. Read full review
Review: Treasures in the Trunk: Quilts of the Oregon TrailUser Review - Marianne - Goodreads
Really enjoyed this book, there was not only information on the quilts and their makers but also historical background and stories from the Oregon Trail and settling in the new territory. Very interesting. Read full review
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