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by Oregon-California Trails Association,Randy Brown,Reg Duffin

  • Author: Oregon-California Trails Association,Randy Brown,Reg Duffin
  • ISBN: 0963590197
  • ISBN13: 978-0963590190
  • ePub: 1685 kb | FB2: 1869 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: Oregon California Trails Assn; 2 edition (November 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 145
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 404
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Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails ePub download

Published December 30th 1998 by Oregon-California Trails Association. This book is more like a visitor's guidebook to many of the grave sites along the California/Oregon Trail system across the country.

Published December 30th 1998 by Oregon-California Trails Association. Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails. It is complete with directions to the sites and whether or not you must get permission from the landowner before you get there. It tells a little about the history of the OCTA's (Oregon California Trails Association) placement of the markers, along with a little history of the site itself. Accompanying each listed site in the What an excellent adventurer's tool!

Brown, Randy, and Reg Duffin. Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails General Trail History. So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California 1812-1848.

Brown, Randy, and Reg Duffin. Independence, Missouri: Oregon-California Trails Association, 1998. General Trail History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009.

Randy Brown and Reg Duffin. Ninety-nine photographs also illustrate various sites.

The Oregon and California Railroad was formed from the Oregon Central Railroad when it was the first to operate a 20-mile (32 km) stretch south of Portland in 1869. This qualified the railroad for land grants in California, whereupon the name of the railroad soon changed to Oregon & California Rail Road Company

Both the California and Oregon trails followed the Kansas River (also referred to as the "Kaw") west and travelers crossed at a coupleĀ .

Both the California and Oregon trails followed the Kansas River (also referred to as the "Kaw") west and travelers crossed at a couple different points. A couple of Canadian brothers by the name of Pappan (as depicted in this drawing) saw a business opportunity and opened up a ferry near current-day downtown Topeka where they took emigrants across the waters.

Oregon-California Trails Association, Independence.

The Oregon-California Trails Association (a non-profit, 501 (C) (3) Association) is the nation's largest andĀ . OCTA members protect the trails to prevent the destruction of trail remnants, graves and other trail-related sites.

The Oregon-California Trails Association (a non-profit, 501 (C) (3) Association) is the nation's largest and most influential organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of overland emigrant trails and the emigrant experience. Members also place markers on the trails and maintain existing markers. OCTA also encourages the study of the trails through its publications and through the development of classroom materials for teachers

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Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails. Oregon-California Trails Association. Publisher: Oregon California Trails Assn (November 1, 2004). Historic Inscriptions On Western Emigrant Trails Randy Brown - 2004 ISBN-1893061019 Paperback.

This popular publication describes the markers at graves and sites on the Oregon and California Trails. The second edition is greatly expanded, representing the numerous markers installed since the publication of the first edition in 1991. Arranged by state in the sequence of markers from east to west. Exact texts of the signs, as well as ninety-nine photographs of individuals, locations, and installed markers. General background , access, ownership, and directions are provided for each marker. An invaluable guidebook for anyone interested in visiting the graves and sites along the trails. Moreover, it offers a comprehensive compilation and description of these important signs that mark the fading remnants of the trails. Photos are in black and white.
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This book is quite sobering. When people think of the "covered wagon" days, I don't think most have any idea how many people died on that long trek. Estimates range that up to and possibly more than 35,000 people died along the trail. The gravesites that have been found and preserved tell a tale of their own. It's so very fortunate that a few people took an interest in preserving these spots. Now there are more who are helping mark and save these resting places. Westerns like to paint a picture of bloody Indian attacks killing the travelers, and some did die that way, but thousands more died of cholera. Drownings were not uncommon, and getting run over by a wagon killed others. It's somehow both very touching and sad to read of these people whose adventure ended so badly. All those lives littered across the country.
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