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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 30 June 2015
  • ISBN : 9781451659160
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 29 voters

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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.

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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
  • Author : Rinker Buck
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • ISBN : 9781451659160
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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
  • Author : Rinker Buck
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • ISBN : 9781451659184
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award “Enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.” —The Wall Street Journal “Amazing…A real nonfiction thriller.” —Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books “Absorbing…Winning…The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck’s voice, which is

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
  • Author : Francis Parkman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1906
  • ISBN : UVA:X000475018
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Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1)

Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1)
  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • ISBN : 9780545639163
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Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day! Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after

The Oregon Trail ; Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life

The Oregon Trail ; Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
  • Author : Francis Parkman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105048654938
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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
  • Author : Matt Doeden
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781476536071
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"Describes the journey on the Oregon Trail from three different historical perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

Life As a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail

Life As a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
  • Author : Jeri Freedman
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781502610751
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The Oregon Trail was an important part of American history. It helped bring new people to the western United States. Explore what life was like for pioneers on the Oregon Trail, what difficulties they faced along the way, and what it was like to live in Oregon once they arrived. Complete with vivid photographs, a glossary, and colorful designs, this is an excellent way to introduce readers to America’s early westward expansion.

Voices from the Oregon Trail

Voices from the Oregon Trail
  • Author : Kay Winters
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • ISBN : 9780698150522
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Learn about the courageous Americans who journeyed on the Oregon Trail in this picture book perfect for the Common Core It’s 1848, and brave families band together in covered wagons to head west. Each spread introduces a different speaker to tell his or her part of the story: there’s Carl Hawks, son of the wagon train leader; Louisa Bailey, the newlywed; Chankoowashtay, a Sioux brave; and more. Like its acclaimed predecessor Colonial Voices, this book showcases a thrilling—and

The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail
  • Author : Gregory Sherl
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2014-08-22
  • ISBN : 9781938912412
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Loosely based on the iconic computer game The Oregon Trail, THE OREGON TRAIL IS THE OREGON TRAIL, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Believer Poetry Award, chronicles the journey of a family on their way out West. Along the way, they fight dysentery, a more racist Mel Gibson, syphilis, and consumption while learning that letting go is sometimes easier than starting over. Read the book, play the book as a choose your own adventure game, and never welcome the small pox

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
  • Author : David Dary
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 0195224000
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An in-depth history of the Oregon Trail follows the route used by fur traders, missionaries, and mountain men, offering colorful stories about the hardships and triumphs of the massive migration.

Surviving the Oregon Trail, 1852

Surviving the Oregon Trail, 1852
  • Author : Weldon W. Rau,Mary Ann Boatman,Willis Boatman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : UVA:X004524269
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The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Included here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.

The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion

The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion
  • Author : Kristin Marciniak
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781624314575
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This book relays the factual details of the Oregon Trail and the United States' westward expansion in the 1800s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a pioneer, a Native American in a territory crossed by the trail, and a U.S. soldier at a government outpost. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

The Race To Chimney Rock

The Race To Chimney Rock
  • Author : Jesse Wiley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781328560933
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Go west, young pioneer—your journey begins here! In this first leg of your trek on the Oregon Trail, you need to find your way to Chimney Rock—but not without unpredictable challenges ahead. This is the first installment of four books that will take you all the way to Oregon Territory—if you make the right choices. In book one of this exciting choose-your-own-trail series, it's 1850 and your first goal is to get your family, covered wagon full of

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
  • Author : Laura K. Murray
  • Publisher : Core Library
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • ISBN : 1680782584
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Excitement over the West inspired thousands of Americans in the mid-1800s to start new lives on the other side of the continent. The Oregon Trail follows the trials and hopes of the emigrants' journeys. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, maps, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint

A Heart for Any Fate

A Heart for Any Fate
  • Author : Linda Crew,Jennifer Armstrong
  • Publisher : Ooligan Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781932010268
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Coming of age on the Oregon Trail, Lovisa King finds the strength to help her family survive death, sickness, and the "Terrible Trail" on their journey to the Oregon Territory. Reprint.