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Words west : voices of young pioneers / Ginger Wadsworth.

By: Wadsworth, Ginger.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2003Description: xiii, 191 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0618234756.Other title: Voices of young pioneers.Subject(s): Pioneers | Overland journeys to the Pacific | Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) | West (U.S.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 917.804/2 | 917.804/2/083
Contents:
Opening the West -- Preparations and leaving home -- Jumping off -- Hoping to go twenty miles in a day -- Oregon or bust -- California gold and other destinations -- Entertainment and celebrations -- Chores and chow -- Life, death, and accidents -- Indians -- Mother nature rules -- Dry and hot -- Over mountains -- The ever-changing trail and times -- In the promised land.
Summary: Excerpts from personal letters, journals, and memoirs help chronicle the experiences of children who traveled west with their families in covered wagons between 1830 and 1870.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-184) and index.

Opening the West -- Preparations and leaving home -- Jumping off -- Hoping to go twenty miles in a day -- Oregon or bust -- California gold and other destinations -- Entertainment and celebrations -- Chores and chow -- Life, death, and accidents -- Indians -- Mother nature rules -- Dry and hot -- Over mountains -- The ever-changing trail and times -- In the promised land.

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Excerpts from personal letters, journals, and memoirs help chronicle the experiences of children who traveled west with their families in covered wagons between 1830 and 1870.

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