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To Truckee's Trail
     

To Truckee's Trail

by Celia Hayes
 

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In the year of 1844, a party of fifty men, women and children set out for California. They walked two thousand miles, across trackless plain and desert, fording rivers and climbing mountains.

They found a new trail through the wilderness, hoisted their wagons up a sheer cliff, were caught by the winter snows and faced starvation, with nothing to rely on

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In the year of 1844, a party of fifty men, women and children set out for California. They walked two thousand miles, across trackless plain and desert, fording rivers and climbing mountains.

They found a new trail through the wilderness, hoisted their wagons up a sheer cliff, were caught by the winter snows and faced starvation, with nothing to rely on but their own courage and trust in each other.

These are their stories; the doctor-diarist and party co-leader, the old mountain-man who guided them, the feisty woman with her brood of children who means to rejoin her husband in California, the taciturn wagon master… all inexorably drawn to Truckee’s Trail!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013492530
Publisher:
Watercress Press
Publication date:
11/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
294 KB

Meet the Author

Celia Hayes is passionately interested in the history of the American frontier. She was brought up in an eccentric, baby-boom family which formed the basis of her memoir Our Grandpa Was an Alien. She earned a degree in English and served for 20 years in the US Air Force. In 2002 she became a regular contributor to the military oriented weblog “The Daily Brief” at www.ncobrief.com.

Her first novel, To Truckee’s Trail grew out of a fascination with the California emigrant trail. The Adelsverein Trilogy, and its’ companion novels, Daughter of Texas and Deep in the Heart drew upon an interest in the German settlements in the Texas Hill Country and the dramatic sweep of history in the Lone Star State.

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