During the 1800s, more than 300,000 Americans migrated westward on the famous Oregon Trail. Winding 2,000 miles from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, this remarkable route led brave pioneers across prairies, mountains, and deserts to the promising lands of the western frontier. Today, more than 150 years after the first emigrants crossed the trail in wagon trains, you can relive their epic adventure with the help of author Julie Fanselow. Written for modern pioneers, this scenic touring guide includes information on: where to go; what to see; what to do along every section of the trail; trail history; present-day attractions; detailed maps and photographs. (6 x 9, 248 pages, color photos, b&w photos, maps)
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As a children's author, I plan to use Julie's book this summer as I travel along the Oregon Trail doing research for a book I am writing. It is concise, informative, and easy to take on the journey. The maps are helpful, and I am appreciative of all the work she put into writing such a valuable reference tool.