Trail Books & More
paperback, 212 pages
The author describes the development of the trail and the lives and fortunes of those crossing Nevada. Extensive quotes from emigrant journals and other ...
Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate
Eliza P. Donner Houghton with Introduction by Kristin Johnson (OCTA member)
This volume, written by the Donner's youngest daughter, details the excitement of crossing the prairie and the ...
Across the Wide Missouri
Bernard De Voto, Author. Paperback, 450 Pages.
DeVoto tells the story of the northwestern fur trade at its height in the early 1830s. The competition, characters, rendezvous and importance of this ...
Oregon Trail, Story Behind the Scenery
Dan Murphy, photography by Gary Ladd, paperback, 64 pages Travel with the emigrants who sought a better life as they trekked from Missouri to Oregon. There are 27 vignettes about ...
Randolph P. March, paperback, 275 pages
Originally published in 1859, Captain Marcy's book became the principal guide book for westward bound emigrants. Filled with helpful information that was essential for safe ...
Adventures of a Mountain Man
Paperback, 273 pages.
Zenus Leonard's diary on his activities, first as a free trapper, then as an employee of Captain B. L. E. Bonneville, was originally published in 1839. ...
Fur Trade on the Upper Missouri, 1840-1865
John E. Sunder, with foreword by Paul L. Hedren
Paperback, 295 pages
Set in the upper Missouri country, which was bypassed by settlement until the 1860s, this book focuses ...