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Surviving the Oregon Trail, 1852

Author: Weldon W Rau; Mary Ann Boatman; Willis Boatman
Publisher: Pullman : Washington State University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Included here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rau, Weldon W.
Surviving the Oregon Trail, 1852.
Pullman : Washington State University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606575005
Named Person: Mary Ann Boatman; Willis Boatman; Mary Ann Boatman; Willis Boatman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Weldon W Rau; Mary Ann Boatman; Willis Boatman
ISBN: 0874222370 9780874222371 0874222389 9780874222388
OCLC Number: 45610059
Description: ix, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Leaving home --
Across the wide Missouri --
Cholera --
Platte River Valley --
On to Fort Laramie --
Child's Cutoff --
Sweetwater Valley --
Sublette Cutoff --
Bear River to Fort Hall --
Along the Snake --
Blue Mountains --
At last The Dalles --
Final effort --
Pioneering.
Responsibility: by Weldon Willis Rau ; as told by Mary Ann and Willis Boatman and augmented with accounts by other overland travelers.

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The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Included here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.

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