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

On the Old Oregon Trail

A Personal Journey

Paperback Published: 18th July 2006
ISBN: 9781598006261
Number Of Pages: 372

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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. 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 William's 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!

ISBN: 9781598006261
ISBN-10: 1598006266
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 18th July 2006
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.19 x 22.89  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.54