The Meek Cutoff : tracing the Oregon trail's lost wagon train of 1845 (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The Meek Cutoff : tracing the Oregon trail's lost wagon train of 1845

Author: Brooks Geer Ragen
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1845, about 1,200 men, women, and children in over two hundred wagons accepted fur trapper and guide Stephen Meek's offer to lead them on a shortcut across the high desert of eastern Oregon. Those  Read more...

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Named Person: Stephen Hall Meek; Stephen Hall Meek
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brooks Geer Ragen
ISBN: 9780295993096 029599309X
OCLC Number: 830682344
Description: xi, 156 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 x 29 cm
Contents: The lost wagon train of 1845 --
Diaries, diarists, and reminiscences --
The Meek research expedition --
Meek research expedition members --
The gold --
The journey, day to day --
Some final thoughts.
Responsibility: Brooks Geer Ragen.

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"Beautifully illustrated with color images and detailed maps, this work makes a fine contribution to trail studies. The Meek Cutoff is a handsome addition to the library of Oregon Trail Studies and Read more...

 
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