Surviving the Oregon Trail, 1852
Washington State University Press, Mar 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Presented here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.
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Chapter FourPlatte River Valley
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