Treasures in the trunk: quilts of the Oregon Trail

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Rutledge Hill Press, Apr 1, 1993 - Crafts & Hobbies - 174 pages
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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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User Review  - loisreads - LibraryThing

When we were following the Oregon Trail 6 years ago I found this book. I likeed to read histories and personl stories of the settlers as we drove the same route. Read full review

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User 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

Contents

1840 to 1850
5
1851 to 1855
41
1856 to 1870
95
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MARY CROSS is the author of A Century of American Icons: 100 Products and Slogans from the 20th-Century Consumer Culture (Oryx, 2002). She is also the editor of Advertising and Culture: Theoretical Perspectives (Praeger, 1996). She has taught at the University of Delaware, the City University of New York, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was chair of the English Department. She is a former advertising copywriter.

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