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

Covered Wagon Women Volume Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails The Oregon Trail Abigail Jane Scott was seventeen when she left Illinois with her family in the spring of Her record of the journey west is full of expressive detail breakfasting in a snowstorm walking behind th

  • Title: Covered Wagon Women, Volume 5: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1852: The Oregon Trail
  • Author: Kenneth L. Holmes Ruth Barnes Moynihan David C. Duniway
  • ISBN: 9780803272941
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 yeAbigail 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 years to come, finds fame as a writer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the Northwest Her grandson, David Duniway, edited her trail diary for Covered Wagon Women This volume includes the equally vivid diaries of other women who rode the wagons in 1852 Polly Coon of Wisconsin recalls trading with the Indians Martha Read, starting from Illinois, is particularly alert to the suffering of the animals, noting hundreds of dead cows and horses along the way Cecilia Adams and Parthenia Blank, twin sisters from Illinois, jointly chronicle their once in a lifetime experience.

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    1 thought on “Covered Wagon Women, Volume 5: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1852: The Oregon Trail

    1. 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 p [...]

    2. 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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