Trail Ruts: Oregon's Centennial Wagon Train

By: Carter, Richard

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Surviving odds from impassible mud to temperatures in the 120s, a group of ordinary people cross the Oregon Trail in 1959 just as their ancestors had a century before-and find that their own tempers might halt the journey. Dick Carter weaves the history of the original Oregon Trail where his great grandmother died in 1852 with the story of the group of re-enactors he led to retrace their footsteps. The risks of 19th century cholera are replaced with dangers of driving wagons pulled by skittish livestock on interstate highways where traditional routes had been fenced. Big personalities "suffering from too much togetherness" trek together for four months. Romantic nights singing camp songs under the stars give way to threats until the young Carter completes his journey with a maturing sense of human nature and community. Stunning photographs enhance the tale. Martha Crites, author of Grave Disturbance

Title: Trail Ruts: Oregon's Centennial Wagon Train

Author: Carter, Richard

Categories: American History,

Publisher: By Author: 2016

ISBN Number: 1522726373

ISBN Number 13: 9781522726371

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: American History

Seller ID: 142236