Children ages 8 to 12 can learn about the journeys of emigrants who traveled 2,000 miles across mountains and prairies to start new lives. From 1851 to the mid-1860s, nearly 350,000 Americans traveled west to Oregon Country or California. Going Along the Emigrant Trails details their experiences ranging from endless meals of bacon and bread to blizzards, and from dangerous river crossings to gathering buffalo poop. Author Barbara Fifer details who these travelers were, where they traveled, and what their lives were like along the way. Color illustrations, historical photographs, maps.