The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

by Mel Friedman


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The Oregon Trail by Mel Friedman

The Oregon Trail was 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) long.

It reached from western Missouri to Oregon City.

Inside, You'll Find:

Why people took the often dangerous journey along the trail;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and what the "Brown Gold Rush" was;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531212479
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Scholastic True Book Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 172,628
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 A Great Adventure

Why did people travel the Oregon Trail? 7

2 Claiming the Wes

Who was the first European to set foot in Oregon? 11

3 The Trail Open

What was known as the "brown gold" rush? 17

4 Hopes and Beams

Who got to ride in a covered wagon? 23

The Man who Saved the Trail

Who traveled east on the Oregon Trail in both a wagon and an airplane? 26


What did pioneers worry about most? 33


How did the first coast-to-coast railroad affect the trail? 39

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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