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The Oregon Trail Had Its Beginnings In 1843 Beneath The Wagon Wheels Of The Oregon Emigrating Company, A Group Of Disparate Americans With A Common Goal To Seek A New Land And Make It Their Own The Trail Met Its End In 1869 With The Completion Of The Transcontinental Railway Western Passage Is A Detailed Account Of The Oregon Migration Of 1843 In A Historical Fiction Setting In This Context, The Reader Can Enjoy The Adventure As A Participant, Rather Than As A Student Or Scholar During Its Twenty Five Year History, The Oregon Trail Essentially Changed Every Year From Its Rough Beginnings Grew An Organized Route By 1846 Ferries Serviced Most Of The Major River Crossings, And Fully Stocked Supply Depots Awaited Hungry Travelers Due To All The Livestock Driven West, The Trail Became A Mile Wide Swath Of Trampled Ground, Providing An Easy Road With No Need For A Guide During The Summers Of 1849 And 1850, Over 100,000 Miners Also Followed The Oregon Trail, Enroute To The California Gold Fields By The 1850s, Mormons Were Using The Trail As A Source Of Income, Supplying Emigrants With Food And Equipment As The Railroad Extended Further West, Many People Took The Train As Far As They Could Before Switching To The Trail Only The 1843 Migration Held The True Adventure Of Entering An Unknown Land Guides Were Needed To Show The Way Dangerous River Crossings Taxed The Courage Of Everyone The Existing Fur Trading Posts Were Unable To Supply Necessary Food And Other Equipment And The First Emigrants Had To Build Their Own Road Because The Oregon Trail Did Not Yet Exist Wagons Had Never Been Taken All The Way To Oregon, And It Was Entirely Possible That This Great Experiment Might End In Tragedy It Is This Migration, 1843, To Which We Often Attribute The Adventure And Romanticism Of The Oregon Trail While Researching This Book, I Found Information To Be Both Scarce And Scattered, Requiring Many Months To Form An Outline Of The Complexity Of This Event The Popular Myth Of Western Migration, Championed By Film And Television, Depicts A Wagon Train Of Smiling Emigrants, Traveling Down A Well Worn Road And Fighting Indians At Every Turn The Truth Is Considerably Different Research Sources Included The Oregon Historical Society, Several Oregon Historical Libraries, The Oregon State Archives, Numerous Probate Records, Military Discharge Papers, Newspaper Clippings, Trail Diaries, And Cemetery Headstones I Suspect That Other Sources Of Information Are Hidden Away In The Attics Of Various Descendents, Information That Is Essentially Not Available To The Public Appendix A Provides A Listing Of The Known Emigrants That Were Part Of The 1843 Oregon Emigrating Company, Along With Some Brief Biographical Data This Appendix Is Nonfiction, Providing New Knowledge To The Scholarly Community And, It Is Hoped, Inspiring Other Researchers To Help Fill In The Gaps The Oregon Migration Of 1843 Was A Watershed Moment In American History It Marked The End Of The Trapping Era And The Beginnings Of Civilization On The Western Frontier You Are About To Become Part Of That Experience Enjoy The Journey T J Hanson July, 2001 Oregon Country

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10 thoughts on “Oregon Country

  1. says:

    Oregon Country was an excellent book written by an historian who is obviously an expert on the subject He takes the reader along on the incredible journey of the first large scale migration to Oregon in 1843 with the pioneers who literally blazed the trail He loves the day to day details of this subject and you will too It is like an intellectual adult version of the Little House on the Prairie ser

  2. says:

    I ended up enjoying the story after a rocky start The repetitiveness of the details at the beginning almost made me put the book down, but I m glad I stuck with it Once I got to know the characters, the repetitiveness of the author wasn t as obtrusive This was a thoroughly enjoyable hi...

  3. says:

    Although I am mightily interested in the theme, and the writer seems to have done a lot of research I could not finish this book and I hardly ever put a book away the thing is, I am not a 11 year old, who needs to have everything explained to me all the time, and this writer likes to tell not show If things are happening, and they are happening because they lead to something I like to draw that conclusio

  4. says:

    Love these types of booksI love thinking about all the people had to go through many years before We have it so easy nowadays.

  5. says:

    BrilliantLoved this book Made me feel like I was there Read it second time in real time which added a lot to my enjoyment Probably best book of it s kind I ve ever read

  6. says:

    This was a good read, but it seemed so long.Quite an adventure for the people whowere on the Oregon Trail.

  7. says:

    This is the story of Abby, who is recently widowed and determined to finish her husband s dream of starting a new life in the Wallamet now spelled Willamette valley The story follows her through her journey to Independence, getting her wagon purchased and stocked, hiring the fur trapping mountain man Jacob to man her rig and off on the trail to Oregon This is not a page turning, racy sit on the edge of your seat typ

  8. says:

    Oregon Country 668 pages by T.J Hanson This was a wonderful book, I really enjoyed the journey This was the first wagon train to go to Oregon Country It was a very large wagon train with lots of hardships with cattle, wagons , people walking beside their wagons, accidents, wagons breaking down Each family having to watch out for their cattle, their children, and making their food supply last the trip I can t imagine go

  9. says:

    Very interesting storyVery interesting story of the very first wagon train to blaze the Oregon Trail They took wagons over plains, prairies, deserts, and mountains, where no wagon had ever been before It tells the story of a very brave woman travelling alone after losing her baby and husband She found a very savvy mountain man trapper who helped her survive the hardships of the trail In one way, the very first wagon train

  10. says:

    This book is mistyped as fiction It seems to be straight from diaries and histories of the first wagon emigration to Oregon There are lists and lists of wagon requirements, livestock to take, how many pounds of coffee, flour, etc to take, and items to pack and not to pack from all categories It details each day, how many miles travelled and where they camped plus the weather I am finding it very interesting, but it is not a

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