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How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail

My Adventures Among Cows, Crooks & Heroes on the Road to Fame and Fortune : Writing Journal Of--Master William Reed : Portland, Oregon 1852
Olson, Tod (Book - 2009)
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How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail
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This whimsical recounting of one family's journey to their new homestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers. The book also shows the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.
Authors: Olson, Tod
Title: How to get rich on the Oregon Trail
my adventures among cows, crooks & heroes on the road to fame and fortune : writing journal of--Master William Reed : Portland, Oregon 1852
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009
Characteristics: 47 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. map ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: [text by Tod Olson ; illustrations by Scott Allred & Gregory Proch ; afterword by Marc Aronson]
Summary: This whimsical recounting of one family's journey to their new homestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers. The book also shows the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.
Additional Contributors: Proch, Gregory Illustrator
Allred, Scott Illustrator
ISBN: 1426304137
9781426304132
1426304129
9781426304125
Branch Call Number: j 978.02 O52h 2009
Subject Headings: West (U.S.) Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature Frontier and pioneer life Oregon National Historic Trail Juvenile literature Pioneers Oregon National Historic Trail History 19th century Juvenile literature Overland journeys to the Pacific Juvenile literature Oregon National Historic Trail History Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Frontier and pioneer life
Pioneers
Overland journeys to the Pacific
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The editors of this book suggest reading it with "an attitude of skeptical inquiry"; this "journal" contains historically accurate information and terrific graphics written by a fictional emigrant.

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