In the best-selling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the entire 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules - which hasn't been done in a century - that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.
"Little About The Trail - All About Him"
This is the classic account of Francis Parkman’s rugged trip over the eastern part of the Oregon Trail with his cousin Quincy Adams Shaw in the spring and summer of 1846. They left St. Louis by steamboat and traveled on horseback, in company with guides and occasionally other travelers. They encountered storms and buffalo hunts, meeting Indians, soldiers, sportsmen, and emigrants.
In Journey of Hope, three young women leave Independence Missouri in the spring of 1852 on a wagon train bound for the Oregon territory. Brenna and her family are Irish immigrants. Rebecca travels with her large family from Iowa. Emily is a young bride traveling with her husband Ernest. Six months and two thousand miles later they reach their destination much changed from who they were when they started. Daily life on the wagon train is challenging.
Francis Parkman's journal - written more than 150 years ago, in 1846 - provides an eye-witness account of one of the grandest adventures in American history. At age 23, the Harvard-educated Bostonian traveled the Rocky Mountains, living among the Dakota Sioux. In his journal, he captured the color, spirit, and perspective of his era, as well as the exuberant confidence that was the mark of his time. Frank Muller's dramatic reading brings this captivating record to life.
Based on a true story originally written by one of the survivors, Neta Lohnes Frazier's account of seven children traveling westward still has the power to astonish. In the 1840s, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey. Tragedy struck when both the mother and father succumbed to fever, orphaning the youngsters - one just a newborn. The entire wagon train adopted them, until they arrived at the Whitman Mission in Oregon.
"19th Century On the Road but well-written"
Alone on the Oregon Trail is a wonderful, emotional, Christian Romance novel set in the 1850s along the trail through the prairies and on a ranch at the end of the journey. A woman and her husband escape from Cholera-ridden New York City, after selling all that they own and buying two horses and a covered wagon. They start out for the Midwest - somewhere - having no idea where they will eventually end up.
Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey chronicles Rinker and his brother's experiences reliving the journey taken by the original 19th-century travelers of the Oregon Trail. At the same time, the author goes through his own mental and emotional journey and comes to grips with a variety of issues, such as being a pack rat and his relationship with his father...
Oregon Trail Journey after The Civil War, is the story of a southern woman and her older brother, striking out for the West to escape the hardships of the South after the Civil War. She didn't want to leave her home but not wanting to be left isolated, she went with him. The wagon train along the Oregon Trail is led by a seasoned veteran of the War, on the opposite side. Romance develops but the brother is still bitter about the south losing the war.
"Post Civil War brought to life!"
Setting Black Souls Free Along The Oregon Trail: The Christian Wagon Train, is a wonderful Christian novella with scriptures, about one woman's fight to free the slaves which a single family owns, as they head west along the Oregon Trail. It's a family consisting of one father and his six sons. The youngest son is already a believer but the woman has a hard time in convincing the others that all people deserve to be free and have the chance to learn about Jesus. Gradually, she is able to convince the group of men, except for one, to realize that God's word is the truth.
"Good Christian Story"
When one German immigrant family joins the wagon train headed for San Francisco, they are first shunned for their 'funny language' and somewhat strange ways. They are strong Christians with devout ways and eventually, through faith and love and perseverance and a few natural herbal remedies that God put on earth, they win the trust and love from the rest of the people they are traveling with.
Facing the Storm Along the Oregon Trail is about a young Amish brother and sister who are excommunicated from their community because she wishes to spread the word of God outside of and within their community. This is forbidden, so they decide to journey west along the Oregon Trail and join their aunt in Oregon, who had been previously excommunicated for her way of thinking, also.
The westward movement of Americans in the 19th century was one of the largest and most consequential migrations in history, and among the paths that blazed west, the most well-known is the Oregon Trail, which was not a single trail but a network of paths that began at one of four "jumping off" points. The eastern section of the Oregon Trail, which followed the Missouri River through Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming, was shared by people traveling along the California, Bozeman, and Mormon Trails.
Finding Home with The Lord's Help, is a love story about two families traveling West along the Oregon Trail - both have lost their matriarchs and one has lost their faith on God. One young woman looks across at the other family - full of love and faith - then up to her gruff father who has lost his. It's through faith and unselfishness that they are able to face their daily challenges both on the trail, and off it, and find love in all things.
The Indian, the Bookbinder & Abby: An Oregon Trail Journey, is a wonderful and emotional love story about one young woman traveling the Oregon Trail with her father. She is engaged to a self-centered, controlling, and very angry young man. When a young bookbinder spots her ancient family bible, which is falling apart, he tells her he'll restore it for her. Her fiancé becomes enraged and when the bible is completed there is an altercation and someone dear to Abby gets critically injured. This love story has a fulfilling and satisfying ending.
The Baby Left Along The Oregon Trail & Rescued By Christian Pioneers is a heart-warming story about a poor wagon train making its way along the Oregon Trail. The train may be poor but the Christians on it are strong. A Native American baby is found along the trail by one young man and he takes it immediately to the wagon train. There are no nursing mothers on the small train and no source of food for the infant.
"What a fascinating tale!"
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive themnorth to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-making trail drives.
This is the story of a young woman who lost her parents at the start of their journey west along the Oregon Trail. Close to her as she travels along, is a group of young men and boys who had also lost their parents and had decided to make a new beginning in the west, raising cattle. While bathing at the river one day the woman hears, then sees, a baby crying and she retrieves a young Native American infant found propped up against a tree.
Room For One In The Back Of The Wagon, is the story about a family traveling West along the Oregon Trail and the many challenges they face along the way. The family bible is their source of inspiration and for one young woman a guide to her growing love for a young man ‘a few wagons over'.
The Five Orphaned Christian Sisters Journey Along The Oregon Trail, is a moving story about five orphaned sisters and what they find during their journey in a wagon train, west to Oregon. It's a story about love for some of them, faith in God, and the redemption of one lost soul who started the journey all alone. With their uncle to guide and protect them, as well as their strong faith and love of God, they are able to prevail and look forward to their new life on the west coast during the mid-1880s.