The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Rinker Buck
Release: 2015-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451659160
Language: en
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In the bestselling 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 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. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Rinker Buck
Release: 2015-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451659184
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award “Enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.” —The Wall Street Journal “Amazing…A real nonfiction thriller.” —Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books “Absorbing…Winning…The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck’s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson’s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times A major bestseller that has been hailed as a “quintessential American story” (Christian Science Monitor), Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules—that has captivated readers, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck’s chronicle is a “laugh-out-loud masterpiece” (Willamette Week) that “so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and “will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land” (The Boston Globe).

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Francis Parkman, Jr.
Release: 2008-07-10
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780199553921
Language: en
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The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness.

The Oregon Trail Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life

The Oregon Trail  Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life
Author: Francis Parkman
Release: 2018-07-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 166
ISBN: 1722187654
Language: en
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The Oregon Trail: sketches of prairie and Rocky-Mountain lifeby Francis ParkmanLast spring, 1846, was a busy season in the City of St. Louis. Not only were emigrants from every part of the country preparing for the journey to Oregon and California, but an unusual number of traders were making ready their wagons and outfits for Santa Fe. Many of the emigrants, especially of those bound for California, were persons of wealth and standing. The hotels were crowded, and the gunsmiths and saddlers were kept constantly at work in providing arms and equipments for the different parties of travelers. Almost every day steamboats were leaving the levee and passing up the Missouri, crowded with passengers on their way to the frontier.We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Rinker Buck
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451659177
Language: en
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Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Matt Doeden
Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: Capstone
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781476536071
Language: en
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"Describes the journey on the Oregon Trail from three different historical perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

Pick Your Own Path on the Oregon Trail

Pick Your Own Path on the Oregon Trail
Author: Jesse Wiley
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: HMH Books For Young Readers
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780358141242
Language: en
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Pick your own path, pioneer! Follow color paths on the page, make a decision, follow the trail, and turn the page to the corresponding tab to see if you make it! Ford rivers, hike mountains, and make the trek to Oregon City in this colorful, fully illustrated adventure! Depending on the path you pick, you could face wild animals, natural disasters, famine, sickness, unpredictable weather, or even death. With more than fifty story possibilities to follow, each decision counts. Make the right choices and blaze a trail out west! Do you have what it takes? Perfect for young readers who love graphic novels, video games, and Minecraft.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Jesse Wiley
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Oregon Trail
Pages: 656
ISBN: 1328585530
Language: en
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The Oregon trail

The Oregon trail
Author: Francis Parkman
Release: 1885
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590756894
Language: en
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Rescue on the Oregon Trail Ranger in Time 1

Rescue on the Oregon Trail  Ranger in Time  1
Author: Kate Messner
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780545639163
Language: en
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Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day! Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize!

Bicycling the Oregon Trail

Bicycling the Oregon Trail
Author: Don Weinell
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0870046128
Language: en
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In 2012 author, blogger and long-distance bicyclist Don Weinell undertook a quest to retrace the 2100 miles of the Oregon Trail - on bicycle. Bicycling the Oregon Trail describes, in both word and picture, the history, landscape, landmarks, and people that Weinell encountered along the way. Bicycling the Oregon Trail includes GPS coordinates for important landmarks and maps showing the route Weinell took as he made his way from Missouri to Oregon on bicycle. --Amazon.

The Race to Chimney Rock

The Race to Chimney Rock
Author: Jesse Wiley
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781328560933
Language: en
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Go west, young pioneer—your journey begins here! In this first leg of your trek on the Oregon Trail, you need to find your way to Chimney Rock—but not without unpredictable challenges ahead. This is the first installment of four books that will take you all the way to Oregon Territory—if you make the right choices. In book one of this exciting choose-your-own-trail series, it's 1850 and your first goal is to get your family, covered wagon full of supplies, and oxen to Chimney Rock on time. But hurry—you'll need to make it through the rugged mountains before winter snow hits. Plus, there are wild animals, natural disasters, unpredictable weather, fast-flowing rivers, strangers, and sickness that will be sure to stand between you and your destination! Which path will get you safely across the prairie? With twenty-two possible endings, choose wrong and you'll never make it to Chimney Rock on time. Choose right and blaze a trail that gets you closer to Oregon City!

Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852

Surviving the Oregon Trail  1852
Author: Weldon W. Rau,Mary Ann Boatman,Willis Boatman
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0874222389
Language: en
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Weldon Willis Rau of Olympia, Washington, is a retired research geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Washington. He is a great grandson of Puyallup pioneers Mary Ann and Willis Boatman

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: David Dary
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307429117
Language: en
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A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West. Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David Dary gives us the whole sweeping story of those who came to explore, to exploit, and, finally, to settle there. Using diaries, journals, company and expedition reports, and newspaper accounts, David Dary takes us inside the experience of the continuing waves of people who traveled the Oregon Trail or took its cutoffs to Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and California. He introduces us to the fur traders who set up the first “forts” as centers to ply their trade; the missionaries bent on converting the Indians to Christianity; the mountain men and voyageurs who settled down at last in the fertile Willamette Valley; the farmers and their families propelled west by economic bad times in the East; and, of course, the gold-seekers, Pony Express riders, journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs who all added their unique presence to the land they traversed. We meet well-known figures–John Jacob Astor, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, John Frémont, the Donners, and Red Cloud, among others–as well as dozens of little-known men, women, and children who jotted down what they were seeing and feeling in journals, letters, or perhaps even on a rock or a gravestone. Throughout, Dary keeps us informed of developments in the East and their influence on events in the West, among them the building of the transcontinental railroad and the efforts of the far western settlements to become U.S. territories and eventually states. Above all, The Oregon Trail offers a panoramic look at the romance, colorful stories, hardships, and joys of the pioneers who made up this tremendous and historic migration.

The Wagon Train Trek

The Wagon Train Trek
Author: Jesse Wiley
Release: 2019-03
Editor: HMH Books For Young Readers
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781328627155
Language: en
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Keep your wagon train alive in this trailblazing choose-your-own-trail experience on the Oregon Trail! With more than twenty possible endings, there are wild animals, rapid rivers, bandits, treacherous weather, famine, and even death that stand between you and your dream life out West. Do you have what it takes to make it all the way to Oregon City? In this exciting choose-your-own-trail stand-alone story featuring 8-bit art, it's 1850 and you are leading a whole covered wagon train with your family on a 2,000-mile trek on the Oregon Trail. Wild animals, natural disasters, unpredictable weather, famine, fast-flowing rivers, strangers, and sickness stand in between you and your destination: Oregon City! Do you have the smarts and skills to keep everyone safe and together on the Trail? Which path will get you safely across the country? With twenty-three possible endings, choose wrong and you'll never live out your dreams. Choose right and blaze a trail that gets you closer to Oregon City! Twitter: @oregontrail Facebook: facebook.com/oregontrail/

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Mel Friedman
Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Childrens Press
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0531230635
Language: en
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Traces the history of the Oregon Trail and describes the hardships faced by the settlers who followed it.

and Then You Die of Dysentery

    and Then You Die of Dysentery
Author: Lauren Reeves
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781328624390
Language: en
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A quirky, nostalgic send-up to the Oregon Trail computer game, featuring snarky and hard-earned life lessons from the trail. Pack your wagons, find your ride-or-(literally) die friends, and roll up to Matt's General Store with a sack of cash--it's time to hit the Oregon Trail, twenty-first-century style! ...And Then You Die of Dysentery is the perfect send-up to the sometimes frustrating, always entertaining, and universally beloved Oregon Trail computer game. Featuring a four-color design in the game's iconic 8-bit format, alongside pop culture references galore, the book offers 50 humorous, snarky lessons gleaned from the game's most iconic moments, including gems such as: --Suffering from exhaustion is a real thing. (It's not just PR code for why a celebrity went to rehab.) --If you hunt too frequently in one area, game will become scarce. (The first signs of gentrification!) --Invite your sweetie to cuddle with you while looking up at the stars. (The night sky was the original Netflix & Chill. Step 1: Loosen up Orion's belt...) With its laugh-out-loud commentary and its absurdist nostalgia, ...And Then You Die of Dysentery is the ultimate trip down memory lane ... all the way to the Willamette Valley.

The Mystery on the Oregon Trail

The Mystery on the Oregon Trail
Author: Carole Marsh
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Gallopade International
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780635080738
Language: en
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Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa "Read 'em out!" on a real covered wagon trek across the prairie, encountering adventure much as the pioneers of yore, and a mystery that you could say leaves Grant "UpChucking!" LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Gateway Arch, "America's Gateway to the West" Facts ¥ The Prairie: Geology; Geography ¥ Covered Wagons ¥ Prairie Schooners ¥ Wagon train; Oregon Trail: Clothing worn on the Oregon Trail; Supplies needed on the Trail; Food Served while on the trail; Entertainment on the trail ¥ Chuck Wagon ¥ Wagon Wheels ¥ Dangers travelers faced on the trail ¥ The Pony Express ¥ Buffalo Bill ¥ Cow chips & Buffalo chips; Fuel for fires ¥ Independence Rock history ¥ Chimney Rock history ¥ Scotts Bluff history ¥ Fort Laramie history ¥Old Susannah ¥ Corral ¥ Hiram Scott ¥ Joel Hembry. Fort Kearny State Park, MO: Post Office; Blacksmith Shop; Exhibit Hall ¥ Nebraska: Ash Hollow; Courthouse Rock; Jail Rock; Chimney Rock; Scotts Bluff ¥ Wyoming: Army Outpost Museum; Artillery and Wagon Museum, Fort Laramie; Independence Rock ¥ Fort Hall, ID ¥The Dalles River, OR; End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.0 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135937 Lexile Measure: 610 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

The Oregon Trail Yesterday amp Today

The Oregon Trail  Yesterday  amp  Today
Author: William Hill
Release: 2014
Editor: Caxton Press
Pages: 197
ISBN: 0870045601
Language: en
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Here lies a description of the history of the Oregon Trail - from past to present. It is a unique blend of maps, guides, emigrant diaries and journals, old drawings and paintings, together with recent photographs. This book tells the story of the Oregon Trail in an interesting, easy to read manner and is packed with information for everyone -- the armchair traveler, the tourist, the historian and the Oregon Trail buff.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Francis Parkman
Release: 1982-12-16
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780140390421
Language: en
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On April 28, 1846, Francis Parkman left Saint Louis on his first expedition west. The Oregon Trail documents his adventures in the wilderness, sheds light on America's westward expansion, and celebrates the American spirit.