The Oregon Trail

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Oxford University Press, Jan 6, 2000 - History - 346 pages
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The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness.
 

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Contents

Introduction
vii
Note on the Text
xxiii
Select Bibliography
xxv
A Chronology of Francis Parkman Jr
xxvii
Map
xxx
THE OREGON TRAIL
1
Explanatory Notes
336
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Bernard Rosenthal is Professor of English at SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, New York.

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