Mary Jane Carr

in St. Mary's, Minnesota?, The United States
January 01, 1885

January 01, 1988


MARY JANE CARR has lived in the Pacific Northwest all her life. She was born and grew up with four sisters and four brothers in Portland, Oregon. She attended both high school and Marylhurst College there.
After college Miss Carr joined The Catholic Sentinel, a weekly newspaper. She began as a proofreader and eventually worked her way up to the job of associate editor. Her feature articles also appeared in the daily papers. Her interest in the obscure history of the Old Oregon Trail led to a series of stories in the Sunday magazine section of The Portland Oregonian. These stories became Children of the Covered Wagon when their enthusiastic reception encouraged Miss Carr to have them published in book form.
Children of the Covered Wagon was

Average rating: 3.74 · 98 ratings · 21 reviews · 3 distinct works
Children of the Covered Wagon

3.89 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1934 — 3 editions
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Young Mac of Fort Vancouver

3.33 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1940 — 2 editions
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Peggy and Paul and Laddy

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1936
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