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It Happened on the Oregon Trail includes twenty-nine unusual, remarkable, and little-known events that happened along the trail from Independence, Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. Read about Rufus K. Porter, who developed a plan to fly people to Oregon in hot air balloons; Emily Fisher, a former slave, who ran a hotel that catered to westward travelers; about Lafaye ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by TwoDot
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Susan
Jan 25, 2013 Susan marked it as to-read
The last story in this book is about my third great grandmother Rebecca Burdick Winters, a Mormon pioneer mother, and her family's journey to Utah on the Oregon trail. I grew up knowing her life story and the amazing and miraculous legacy she left. Although this story is just a summary, I was impressed with the author's accuracy compared to family history. It was very well done.

I am looking forward to reading about all of the men, women and children in this book who endured incredible hardships
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My family migrated to Oregon in 1843 and Chapter 3 of this book outlines their difficulties navigating the Columbia River during the final miles of their trip. The crazy story is at once exciting and terrifying - unimaginable by todays' standards. Really enjoyed a glimpse of the past and indebted to Ms. Wagner for including this piece of family history.
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This is the second book I've read in this series and it is another excellent one. We picked up this book at Craters of the Moon Park and read it aloud as we drove along the Oregon Trail route. The short chapters provided well-written, enjoyable vignettes of little known historical events. I highly recommend this book for anyone, who, like me is interested in the emigrants of the Oregon Trail.
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Mar 11, 2012 Gail rated it really liked it
The author of this book has recently moved into my neighborhood and joined a book club I am in. I sure hope I enjoy reading this.
So, it was a quick reading, but interesting account of many true tales from travels on the Oregon Trail. I enjoyed it.
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Compilation of short stories featuring life on the trail, based on primary sources including journals, diaries, and first-hand interviews with descendants. Action-packed stories of little-known trail tales.
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This book was written by a high school classmate of mine. The book includes some stories about the Mormon Trail.
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I am learning about the Oregon Trail because it fascinates me, and this book does too! The Oregon Trail has so many stories and this books has 31 stories from different families that traveled on it.
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Second edition of original book containing three additional chapters as well as updated research.
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