The Promise of the West : Young Pioneers on the Overland Trails.

Driven by the promise of prosperity and opportunity on the frontier, thousands of men and women traveled west in the mid-1800s to forge a new life. Accompanying them were their children, wide-eyed and excited about the adventures that awaited them as they headed toward the setting sun. Little did th...

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Author / Creator: O'Brien, Mary Barmeyer.
Format: eBook Electronic
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint: Guilford : TwoDot, 2015.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Snowbound in the Sierras The Story of Virginia Reed
  • A Raven Overhead The Story of Jesse A. Applegate
  • To the Land of Gold and Italian Skies The Story of Sallie Hester
  • Wintering Alone in the Mountains The Story of Moses Schallenberger
  • Wild Roses for Louvina The Story of Mary Ellen Todd
  • Woodpecker Soup for Supper The Story of Henry and John Ferguson
  • Heartbreak and Hope on the Applegate Trail The Story of Lucy Ann Henderson
  • Provisions to the Rescue The Story of Octavius M. Pringle
  • And in My Heart the Meadow Lark Still Gaily, Sweetly Sings The Story of Laura Elizabeth Ingalls
  • Above and Beyond the Call of Duty The Story of Welborn Beeson
  • A Child Bride The Story of Mary Perry
  • If I Should Die Before I Wake The Story of Elisha Brooks
  • Orphaned on the Oregon Trail The Story of Catherine Sager
  • Barefoot Toward Zion The Story of Brigham H. Roberts
  • One Stew Kettle to Her Name The Story of Martha Ann Morrison
  • To the Land of Golden Shores The Story of Charles Frederick True
  • Trouble on the Gila Trail The Stories of Susan Thompson and Olive Oatman
  • Trouble in Death Valley The Story of John Wells Brier
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author.