Daily Life in a Covered Wagon

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Puffin Books, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This thrilling adventure back in time to the pioneering days of wagon trains uses real objects from the past in close-up to bring the period fully alive. Discover how a typical family from Indiana traveling to Oregon in a covered wagon really lived: how they dressed; what they ate; what they saw; how they survived the hazardous journey. Chronicles a day in the life of the Larkin family, from breakfast cooked over a campfire, until the first watch takes up duties for the night.

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Erickson, Paul. Daily Life in a Covered Wagon.New York: Puffin Books. 1994. This is a wonderful book about what the journey was like for those traveling by covered wagon to the west. It is filled with ... Read full review


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Paul Erickson is assistant professor of history and science in society at Wesleyan University.

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