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The California Trail

Author : William E. Hill
ISBN : 0870046047
Genre : California National Historic Trail
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Revised from earlier edition published by Tamarack Books in 1993.
Category: California National Historic Trail

The Opening Of The California Trail

Author : Moses Schallenberger
ISBN : UVA:X000206369
Genre : Overland journeys to the Pacific
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Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to porcupines. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Category: Overland journeys to the Pacific

The California Trail

Author : Ralph Compton
ISBN : 1429903104
Genre : Fiction
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From bestselling author Ralph Compton—the bold saga of a trail-blazing cattle drive in the blistering heat of the California gold rush. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains and brawn to drive them north to where the money was. But it all took a wild and dangerous turn on the California Trail, a passage overrun with dreamers, schemers, and gold... Gold fever has hit California, and suddenly the land is full of hungry pioneers. For Texas brothers Gil and Van Austin, it means a chance to sell their well-grazed longhorns after years of hard ranching and a death-defying cattle drive up through Mexico. The only thing that stands between them and California is a scorching desert, swollen rivers, a barrage of Indian attacks, and a passel of outlaws. And while the Texans are ready and willing to take it all on, there’s one thing they’re not prepared for: the ultimate act of treachery, greed, and back-stabbing deceit. . .
Category: Fiction

The California Trail

Author : George R. Stewart
ISBN : 0803291434
Genre : Fiction
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In 1841 and 1842 small groups of emigrants tried to discover a route to California passable by wagons. Without reliable maps or guides, they pushed ahead, retreated, detoured, split up, and regrouped, reaching their destination only at great cost of property and life. But they had found a trail, or cleared one, and by their mistakes had shown others how to take wagon trains across half a continent. By 1844 a great migration was in progress. Each successive party learned from those who went before where to cross rivers and mountains, when to rest, when to forge ahead, and how to find food and water. Increased experience was translated into better wagon designs, improved understanding of climate and terrain, and better-supplied and -organized caravans. George R. Stewart's California Trail describes the trail's year-by-year changes as weather conditions, new exploration, and the changing character of emigrants affected it. Successes and disasters (like the Donner party's fate) are presented in nearly personal detail. More than a history of the trail, this book tells how to travel it, what it felt like, what was feared and hoped for.
Category: Fiction

A Guide To The California Trail

Author : Richard K. Brock
ISBN : 0970702353
Genre : California National Historic Trail
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Category: California National Historic Trail

Martha Of California

Author : James Otis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105049346708
Genre : West (U.S.)
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The story of westward migration as told for children describing the route, places, peoples, and events.
Category: West (U.S.)

Covered Wagon Women Volume 1

Author : Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN : 9781496225542
Genre : History
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The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.
Category: History

The California Trail

Author : George R. Stewart
ISBN : UOM:39015004529775
Genre : California
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Category: California

California Trail Interpretive Act

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
ISBN : PURD:32754070179175
Genre : California National Historic Trail
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Category: California National Historic Trail

Hard Road West

Author : Gwen Moffat
ISBN : 0670361453
Genre : California National Historic Trail
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Retraces the overland trails blazed by pioneers across the great plains and the desert in a four-wheel-drive Scout.
Category: California National Historic Trail

Murder And Mayhem On The California Trails

Author : John L. Rost
ISBN : 1475958315
Genre : Fiction
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A man wakes up on a mountain trail, but he doesn't know his own name. There's blood on his head, but he doesn't remember how he hurt himself. Strangely, in the middle of the wilderness, he is found by a domesticated dog, who leads him to a house. The confused man finds an unwelcome surprise where he had hoped to find some answers: signs of a struggle and a dead body hidden behind a mattress. A man named Sandy arrives, calling for his friend Ozzie. The man with no memory can only assume Ozzie is the dead man, and, with Sandy's help, the nameless earns a nickname: Sonny. Sonny and Sandy discuss the mystery at hand. There isn't much time to talk, though, when they find themselves under fire from an unknown enemy. In the California mountains, it could be from a nearby camp of Latino illegal aliens, or it could be members of a radical Islamic training camp--who have recently targeted the Latinos for elimination. Homeland Security is called in, most notably Ozzie's daughter, Agent Kayla Osborne. She enlists the help of amnesiac Sonny. Soon, one of the nearby camps is bombed with tragic consequence. Sonny and Kayla take Candy, a young girl orphaned by the blast, under protection, but soon they'll all need protection as a domestic war threatens between terrorists and the California National Guard.
Category: Fiction

The Forty Niners

Author : Stewart Edward White
ISBN : UCSD:31822031029879
Genre : California
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A Guide To The California Trail To The Humboldt River Fourth Edition

Author : Donald E. Buck
ISBN : 1733317015
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This publication is one of the Emigrant Trails West Series of guidebooks that follow the Trails West markers placed on the trails used by emigrants traveling overland to northern California and western Oregon during the 1840s, 1850s, and 1860s.


Author : Greg MacGregor
ISBN : 0826317049
Genre : Science
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It has been over 150 years since pioneers first went west from Missouri, across Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Nevada into California, across the vast plains, formidable mountains, and desert. Although the route known as the California Emigrant Trail is mostly unmarked today, much evidence remains. Photographer Greg MacGregor has researched the trail and traveled it for thousands of miles. He has photographed the eroded ruts, emigrant graves, pieces of burned and abandoned wagons. He has also photographed what has sprung up over the trail: KOA campgrounds, golf courses, housing developments. The images are poignant, sometimes amusing, occasionally downright terrifying, and always fascinating in what they reveal about pioneer overland travel. Showing these photographs with excerpts from emigrants' diaries and advice from nineteenth-century guidebooks, Greg MacGregor presents us with a vivid and intimate picture of what the journey was like for those with no idea of what lay ahead. At the same time he captures the ironies in the landscape of the late-twentieth-century West.
Category: Science