Covered Wagon Women Vol. 3: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails, 1851

By: Holmes (editor), Kenneth L.

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The wagon trains to California greatly decreased in 1851 as reports of deadly cholera on the trail the year before and strikeouts in gold prospecting became known. Those who did go west - about 2,160 men and 1,440 women - tended toward Oregon's rich Willamette Valley because of a new federal land law that awarded a husband and wife a full section. Volume 3 of Covered Wagon Women contains the diaries and letters of six Oregon-bound women, as well as the journal of an English Mormon woman who described her experience all the way from Liverpool to Salt Lake City. The words of these pioneer women convey their exhilaration, courage, exhaustion, and terror in traveling so far into the unknown.

Title: Covered Wagon Women Vol. 3: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails, 1851

Author: Holmes (editor), Kenneth L.

Categories: Bargains,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Lincoln, Bison Books: 1996

ISBN Number: 0803272871

ISBN Number 13: 9780803272873

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New. Scuff at top of spine . 291 pp

Our Product Number: LDJ013BB

Keywords: HISTORY UNITED STATES 19TH CENTURY WOMEN PIONEERS,