Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1851 (Covered Wagon Women #3)
The wagon trains to California greatly decreased in 1851 as reports of deadly cholera on the trail the year before and strikeouts in gold prospecting became known. Those who did go west—about 2,160 men and 1,440 women—tended toward Oregon's rich Willamette Valley because of a new federal land law that awarded a husband and wife a full section.Volume 3 of Covered Wagon Wome...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Bison Books
(first published June 1984)
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