Going Along the Emigrant Trails
by Barbara Fifer
published by Farcountry Press
- Children ages 8 to 12 can learn about the journeys of emigrants who traveled 2,000 miles across mountains and prairies to start new lives.
From 1851 to the mid-1860s, nearly 350,000 Americans traveled west to Oregon Country or California. Going Along the Emigrant Trails details their experiences, ranging from endless meals of bacon and bread to blizzards, and from dangerous river crossings to gathering buffalo poop.
Author Barbara Fifer details who these travelers were, where they traveled, and what their lives were like along the way, including real-life journal entries from children along the trail. Numerous color illustrations, historical photographs, and maps are included.
48 pages, 8 1/2'' x 11'', 11 b/w photos, 4 color photos, 73 illustrations, 3 map(s), 68 softcovers per case, Smythe-sewn
ISBN 10: 1560373547
ISBN 13: 9781560373544
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|Going Along the Emigrant Trails|
|Barbara Fifer writes and edits from Helena, Montana, and is the author of twelve books of popular history and geography.|
Finalist, Juvenile Nonfiction, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2006