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Summary

The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Presented here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.

The book is published by Washington State University Press.

©2001 Board of Regents of Washington State University (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

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Long Journey.

I have enjoyed this story, but a bit disappointed by the lack of detail. I found the stories of the families involved to be to be very general and not having details. There was little mention of the interaction with other travellers or the Indian people who's land they were taking. I thought it would be a better story than it was.

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  • K. Fuller
  • 25-01-19

Narrator almost unlistenable

The narrator unfortunately sounds just like the robot voice that you could make read your documents aloud on old Apple computers, a halting tonal drop to end every word. It was very distracting. The narrative was very well constructed however and I enjoyed it very much.

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  • Twang
  • 10-08-18

This needs to be a movie it is so great!

Really a magnificent collation of diaries, commentary and (for us geology nuts) little gems of geology sidebars. This is a valuable work and is very much in need of better production. But why stop there - give it to AMC or someone and do it up right!

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  • carmen allen
  • 01-02-21

Loved it

This is a very good Oregon trail book. if the hardships and victories of the trail interest you then you'll love this book too. Well researched, well written and well read this book touches on most places and trials most pioneers faced.

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  • Koni Bock
  • 05-03-19

those where tough times

The story was excellent. I can't say that for reading to choppy and men speaking for women makes it worse.