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Covered Wagon Women, Volume 5: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1852: The Oregon Trail (Covered Wagon Women #5)

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Abigail Jane Scott was seventeen when she left Illinois with her family in the spring of 1852. Her record of the journey west is full of expressive detail: breakfasting in a snowstorm, walking behind the wagons to keep warm, tasting buffalo meat, trying to climb Independence Rock. She meets her future husband, Benjamin Duniway, at the end of the Oregon Trail and, in the ye ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Bison Books (first published 1985)
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In book 5 of the ‘Covered Wagon Women’ series we are privileged to read more diaries by women who traveled across the country in covered wagons, this time in the year 1852. Instead of settling in California, these women settled in Oregon.

While those who traveled to California suffered many of the same difficulties as those who went farther north, from my reading it appears that the Oregon settlers may have lost a lot more cattle, particularly in the last few miles. They also all described perso
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Nov 15, 2013 David Johnson rated it it was amazing
Very interesting. The day to day detail gets a little old. They were some hardy people in the face of all the graves they passed.
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I enjoyed this book, it was really interesting to read about the oregon trail again.
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Covered Wagon Women (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 (Covered Wagon Women, #1)
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 2: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1851
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 4: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1852: The California Trail
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 6: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1853-1854
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 7: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1854-1860
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 8: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1862-1865
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 9: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1864-1868
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1875-1883
  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 11: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1879-1903

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