Daily Life in a Covered Wagon

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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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Overview

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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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
This thoroughly researched and abundantly illustrated book tracks the Larkin family as they travel west to Oregon from their home in Indiana. The year is 1853-they are neither among the first nor the last overlanders to set out along the Oregon Trail. Their journal entries help the author tell an authentic and de-glamorized tale of pioneer life. Neither tragedies nor heroics predominate here, just a fascinatingly personal view of the daily reality for travelers on a Wagon Train west.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140562125
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 481,501
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Lexile: IG1120L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Going West.
The Family.
The Wagon.
Inside the Wagon.
Daybreak.
Hitching Up the Wagon.
Rolling the Train.
On the Trail.
Landmarks on the Trail.
Tribes of the West.
Indian Country.
Hunting.
Children's Activities.
Nooning.
Mishaps.
Crossing a River.
Disaster.
Stopping at a Fort.
A Special Day.
Sickness and Death.
Setting Up Camp.
Entertainment.
Oregon at Last.
The Wagon in Time.
Glossary.
Index.
Places to Visit.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2003

    a taste of life on the Oregon Trail

    This book is very good for people who want a taste of the West. The made up family gives you an insite of family life and shows pictures of objects and exracts from people who really travelled. A brilliant book for all people of all ages.

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