Surviving the Oregon Trail
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
In the nineteenth century, over half a million men, women and children traveled west on the Oregon Trail. Stretching two thousand miles from Independence Missouri, to the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Trail was the longest overland route used in the westward expansion. Crossing mountains and deserts, fighting disease, short of both food and water, pioneers endured many hardships to follow the trail west with their hopes and dreams of seeking fortunes in the unsettled west. Author Rebecca Stefoff traces the roots of the Oregon and California Trails back to the seventeenth century, telling the stories of those who left the security and comfort of their homes, to endure months of hard travel in the hope of a new life.
|Series||Stories in American history.|
-- Oregon National Historic Trail
-- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Juvenile literature.
Pioneers -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon National Historic Trail.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Oregon -- History.
|Publisher|| Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2012
128 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 123) and index.
|ISBN||9780766039551 (alk. paper)
0766039552 (alk. paper)