Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852

Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852

by Weldon Willis Rau


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Rau, a retired geologist, is a great grandson of Mary Ann and Willis Boatman, pioneers in the 1850s who ended up in Puyallup, Washington. He interweaves his narrative about their experiences with excerpts from their diaries and firsthand accounts from other overland travelers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874222388
Publisher: Washington State University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,237,974
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Leaving Home9
Chapter 2Across the Wide Missouri23
Chapter 3Cholera39
Chapter 4Platte River Valley61
Chapter 5On to Fort Laramie73
Chapter 6Child's Cutoff87
Chapter 7Sweetwater Valley101
Chapter 8Sublette Cutoff119
Chapter 9Bear River to Fort Hall137
Chapter 10Along the Snake147
Chapter 11Blue Mountains169
Chapter 12At Last The Dalles187
Chapter 13Final Effort199
Chapter 14Pioneering211

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