On the Old Oregon Trail: A Personal Journey John Porter

ISBN: 9781598006261

Published: July 18th 2006

Paperback

372 pages


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On the Old Oregon Trail: A Personal Journey  by  John Porter

On the Old Oregon Trail: A Personal Journey by John Porter
July 18th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 372 pages | ISBN: 9781598006261 | 3.67 Mb

Follow the pioneers to Oregon Between 1840 and 1860 three hundred thousand Americans packed their belongings in farm wagons, hitched up their livestock, said goodbye to their families and friends, and set out for the West on the Oregon Trail. WilliamMoreFollow the pioneers to Oregon Between 1840 and 1860 three hundred thousand Americans packed their belongings in farm wagons, hitched up their livestock, said goodbye to their families and friends, and set out for the West on the Oregon Trail.

William Porter traveled with them in 1848, headed for Oregon in a large family group, including his in-laws and 16 kids, many of them younger than 6. 151 years later, with Williams trail diary in hand, John Porter follows their tracks from Pike County, Illinois to the Willamette Valley of Oregon. He brings to life the story of these early emigrants and their times as he drives the route and walks in the ruts of the old trail. Along the way he solves a mystery about the location of the burial place of his great-great-grandfather who died on the trail in 1849. Join him as he tells their story and his of the journey across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to Oregon



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