of the events along the Oregon Trail are well known—the perils of
the Applegate family as they rafted down the raging Columbia River, the
plight of the Donner Party as they found themselves snowbound and
starving at Truckee Lake. But do you know the whole story?
| It Happened on the Oregon Trail
includes these events as well as many lesser-known happenings,
providing insight about the adventurous emigrants who headed west in
covered wagons in search of a better life.
These stories reveal the hardships and the joys of
the 2,000-mile journey as the travelers left from the
“jumping-off” cities along the Missouri River to cross the
plains, mountains, deserts, and rivers to reach their final
destinations in Oregon and California.
It Happened on the
by Tricia Martineau Wagner