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.
"Not what I expected..."
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.
"19th Century On the Road but well-written"
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.
Oregon Trail Honeymoon is about Ida, the daughter of Chastity Skylark, who develops a hankering for the Oregon Trail. She's been living as a mountain woman for years and now it's time to test her wings. She orders up a mail order groom, as well as supplies for the four month trek and they start off on the trail, as she and her new husband Flint consider the four month trek an extended honeymoon. There are many obstacles along the way; not the least of which is simple survival.
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.
Our Wagon Train: Christian Love Never Ends on the Oregon Trail is the story of a woman whose husband is killed in an attack on their wagon train, leaving her alone with her two children and parents. She bears a terrible burden after retaliation in self-defense, and it's only when they come upon a wounded man wandering the trail on his very tired horse that the redemption starts. She and the rest of the wagon train decide to make camp and she tends to his wound.
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.
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.
More hot romance and steamy encounters! From Chera Zade's Premier Collection of tales of sensual romance! Out on the trail, a man's gonna do what a man's gonna do! So, mount up with the Westward Hoes! Mademoiselle Broussard and her women of pleasure pack up their saddlebags to travel the Oregon Trail during the Gold Rush migration. Leaving their old ways behind in Boston, they travel in style to begin new lives as women of leisure in San Francisco.
Francis Parkman has been hailed as one of America's first great historians and as a master of narrative history. His work has been praised by historians who have published essays in new editions of his work, including Pulitzer Prize winners C. Vann Woodward, Allan Nevins and Samuel Eliot Morison. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. Be forewarned that Parkman was a man of his time and he does little to hide his prejudices, especially against native Americans.
"needs a different title"
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!"
Right in the center of Idaho is the 2.3 million acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Central Idaho offers the Gem State's most exciting, most literally down-to-earth, splash-and-dash adventures. The two big rivers running through it, the Salmon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon, attract adventurers from the world over. Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho's oh-so-trendy resort area, and the North Fork Road, an on-the-edge throwback to times past, point up the contrasts you will find here.
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...
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.
Our Christian Wagon Train of Freedom: Christ has Set Us Free on the Oregon Trail, is the story of Maria, who travels along the Oregon Trail with her sister to meet Levi, her future husband and a rancher in California. Managing to survive the tests that a wagon train can give to a young woman unused to manual labor, she arrives at Levi's ranch with a surprise. A few family slaves accompany her and Levi tells her clearly that they won't be slaves on his ranch.
Mary and her baby, Joseph, have very little as they continue along the Oregon Trail toward a new life. Her husband was killed in an attack before their journey and she does her best to provide for her son, by herself, until a mysterious character joins the train. Even though he also has precious little other than his tools, he tells her that the Lord will provide if she has faith in Him.
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.
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 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.