The Oregon Trail: A Photographic Journey

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This is a paperbound reprint of a 1988 work (Beautiful America Publishing Co.) The Moellers retrace the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon City. Color photos of the landscape and remnants of the trail are accompanied by diary entries of the original Oregon Trail travelers. An introduction gives background on the trail and the migration.

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Overview

This is a paperbound reprint of a 1988 work (Beautiful America Publishing Co.) The Moellers retrace the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon City. Color photos of the landscape and remnants of the trail are accompanied by diary entries of the original Oregon Trail travelers. An introduction gives background on the trail and the migration.

Annotation © Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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KLIATT
To their stunning pictorial presentation of the Oregon Trail, the authors have added a well-paced and informative account of the overland journey of thousands of pioneers between the years 1840 and 1860. Limiting their pictures to what the immigrants would have seen and following the trail so faithfully that they were true to the seasons of the journey's progress, the Moellers recreate for the reader the trek of those who traveled west. Excerpts from pioneer diaries and letters are used as commentary for the images, and each picture also has a paragraph or two of explanation in terms of the obstacles and beauty encountered on the trail. The pictures are grouped into chapters by states as the trail moves from east to west and each state has a map showing the Oregon Trail route in conjunction with modern highway numbers to aid those who would follow the trail today. Not only is there a bibliography for the pioneer diaries and journals, but there is a list of pertinent Web sites for each of the states and a book list for those who would retrace the Oregon Trail as the Moellers did. Category: History and Geography. KLIATT Codes: JSA*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, Mountain Press, 199p. illus. bibliog. index., Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Patricia A. Moore; Brookline, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878424429
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Pages: 199
  • Sales rank: 545,588
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Notes to the Reader vii
Introduction: A Brief History of the Oregon Trail 1
1 Missouri and Kansas 15
2 Nebraska 25
3 Wyoming 53
4 Idaho 105
5 Oregon and Washington 137
Sites of Interest 187
Bibliography 191
Index 197
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