Women's voices from the Oregon Trail: the times that tried women's souls, and a guide to women's history along the Oregon Trail
Finely crafted, clean, engaging," says Lillian Schlissel. "A grand book. It touches me, & I can't think of anything else that approaches it in its vivid picture of life on the trails," comments William Bullard. WOMEN'S VOICES FROM THE OREGON TRAIL narrates the lives & evokes the voices of the women who traveled the 2,000 mile trail to Oregon 150 years ago, artfully blending in women's diaries, songs, history, poetry, recipes, & quilts. In Part I, Butruille first takes us to the Midwestern farms where most of the women came from, then on their brave & outlandish trek, & finally to the strange & bountiful land where a new home was supposed to be. In Part II, THE GUIDE TO WOMEN'S HISTORY ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL, the author then retraces the trail as it is today, showing where to find markers, signposts, landmarks, & historical sites that leave traces of women's presence. Tamarack Books, Inc., P.O. Box 190313, Boise, ID 83719-0313. 1-800-962-6657.