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The Oregon Trail : an American journey, Rinker Buck

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The Oregon Trail : an American journey
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The Oregon Trail : an American journey
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Rinker Buck
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eng
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Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country
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Title
The Oregon Trail
Creator
Summary
Road trip, old-school style! Though the Oregon Trail fell out of favor with travelers after the transcontinental railroad was finished in 1869, it's still possible to travel the trail from Missouri to Oregon (though some parts are now paved roads). Over 100 years after the last known crossing, journalist Rinker Buck, his brother, and his brother's Jack Russell terrier set out in a covered wagon pulled by mules. Along with riveting details about their four-month, 2,000-mile trip (Terrible thunderstorms! Broken wagon wheels! Helpful strangers!), Buck describes the rich history of the trail and the pioneers who made the journey before him. Funny and touching, this book should especially please those interested in American history. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Award
PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, 2016.
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10433167
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978
Index
no index present
LC call number
F597
LC item number
.B89 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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an American journey
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an American journey
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Rinker Buck
The Oregon Trail : an American journey, Rinker Buck

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