The Oregon Trail : pathway to the West

by McNeese, Tim.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 978 M23
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 978 M23
 
 
Summary
During the 19th century, hardy pioneers used the Oregon Trail to migrate to the Pacific Northwest. The five- to six-month journey spanned 2,170 miles west through territories that became the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. However, the journey west was not necessarily a smooth one. According to some statistics, about one-tenth of the emigrants perished along the way. After the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, traffic along the Oregon Trail declined. Yet, the trail was used until modern highways were constructed parallel to large portions of the trail during the 1890s. ""The Oregon Trail"" focuses on the period of 1840-1859, when approximately 52,000 pioneers moved to Oregon, and nearly five times that opted to move to California or Utah.
Contents
Traders and trappers
New pioneers on the trail
New missions in Oregon
Wagon road west
Preparing the way west
The way of the western emigrant
A flood of emigrants
Chronology and timeline.

Additional Information
Series Milestones in American history.
Subjects Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Juvenile literature.
Pioneers -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- Juvenile literature.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- History -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Chelsea House Publishers,2009
Language English
Description 142 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-136) and index.
ISBN 9781604130270 (hardcover)
160413027X (hardcover)
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