5 edition of Wagons over the mountains. found in the catalog.
Wagons over the mountains.
Edith S. McCall
Seven stories of real people who used wagon wheels to thrust civilization farther and farther across this continent.
|Statement||Illus. by Carol Rogers.|
|Series||Her Frontiers of America|
|LC Classifications||F592 .M22|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||123|
|LC Control Number||61010101|
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It was the only practical way for colonizers in wagons without tools, livestock, or supplies to cross the mountains and usually thought critical to the colonization of the American West. Some of the first to travel the Oregon Trail were Christian missionaries, members of the Methodist Episcopal Church who established the Methodist Mission in The guide book said 35 to 40 miles, it was closer to After six days and nights of battling the salt plain, they lost five wagons and 36 oxen out there on those damned death dealing flats. They rested near Pilot Peak (north of present Wendover) and a short journey of two days found them looking toward the majestic Ruby Mountains.
Without the army escort, these wagon train members would have faced raids by the Indian tribes of the mountains as well as by bands of outlaws, who preyed on so many immigrants traveling west. Clarissa Holt, a scarf tied over her red hair to protect it from the sun, was on the seat of her wagon. The Mountain Meadows Massacre was a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher emigrant wagon train at Mountain Meadows in southern attacks began on September 7 and culminated on Septem , resulting in the mass slaughter of most in the emigrant party by members of the Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district, together with some Southern Paiute Native .
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We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ How covered wagons traversed the Rockies In old western movies, the settlers' covered wagons are typically shown traversing the plains and deserts.
Getting them over the mountains was less scenic. The illustration above comes from an outstanding book - Hard Road West, by Keith Heyer Meldahl - that I'll review in more detail later. After entering the mountains, the trail also became much more difficult, with steep ascents and descents over rocky terrain.
The pioneers risked injury from overturned and runaway wagons. InCaleb Greenwood and the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party became the first settlers to take wagons over the Sierra Nevada and into California over what became the Truckee Trail. They abandoned their wagons in the early snow in the winter of / and finished retrieving their wagons from the mountains in the spring of By Gordon Richards While history remembers well the Donner Party, who are known for their failure and bad luck, too few remember the success of the first pioneer wagon train that made it over the Sierra Nevada in this area.
The Donner Party (sometimes called the Donner–Reed Party) was a group of American pioneers who migrated to California in a wagon train from the d by a series of mishaps, they spent the winter of – snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Some of the migrants resorted to cannibalism to survive, eating the bodies of those who had succumbed to starvation and sickness.
Wagon after wagon plunged through the mud; and as it was nearly noon, and the place promised shade and water, we saw with much gratification that they were resolved to encamp. Soon the wagons were wheeled into a circle; the cattle were grazing over the meadow, and the men with sour, sullen faces, were looking about for wood and water.
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the pioneers got there wagons up and down the mountains by tieing ropes to the wagons and lead them down very carefuly. Trust me I just read it out of my histor book. Wagons Over The Mountains. By: Edith McCall Published by: Children's Press Publication Date: Series: Frontiers of America.
View on Amazon Description A train of conestogas winds its way over the mountains from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Young John wins some bells for his lead team of dapple grays. Thirst and Indians trouble the men who.
Before leaving Illinois, James Reed had heard of a newly discovered route through the Sierra Nevada Mountains that promised to cut as many as miles off their journey.
It was at Fort Bridger that some eighty-seven members of the wagon train, including the Donner bothers and their families, decided to separate from the main body and travel. Here the wagons could easily have crossed the Rocky Mountains, it being what is called the Southern Pass, had it been desirable for them to do so," the partners reported.
"This is the first time that wagons ever went to the Rocky mountains; and the ease and safety with which it was done prove the facility of communicating over land with the. If you were a pioneer with a wagonload of family facing the daunting task of moving from the United States across the Rocky Mountains to settle in early California you had three basic options before the railroad was finished in The earliest wagon route opened in by the ill-fated Donner followed the Oregon Trail over the Continental Divide at South Pass and then split off.
At certain spots with very steep passages, sometimes the animals were unhitched and the wagons were roped up and/or down. A research avenue to pursue for more definitive information: The Mormons perfected the Rocky Mountain passage as they brought hundreds of families across the mountains over a number of years.
The Covered Wagon Below is a chapter from the book " Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains" written by Joel Palmer and published in Palmer was one of the first pioneers to document the journey form St.
Louis, Missouri to Oregon. His book became a guidebook for the thousands of pioneers who made the journey to Oregon. He begins to lose focus in his duty of ensuring the safety of the train wagon and the people in it.
The book starts by depicting that the first train to the Oregon territory moves ahead slowly, passing through the Great Plains and reaching the Rocky Mountains’ foothills during the initial days of autumn. This book probably has a limited audience but I enjoyed it.
I liked the contour maps and the descriptions of the area. The first hand accounts by pioneers crossing the mountains told vividly how hard it was to emigrate to California overland. It makes me want to take a /5(1).As a young girl, I read a book entitled Donner's Pass, a story about the survivors of a pioneering party who traveled by covered wagon over the mountains on their way to California, got stranded through the winter, and resorted to cannibalism.
That kind of story sticks with a child/5(74).Types of covered wagons. In a count at Fort Laramie sho oxen passing through and only 7, mules. The number of oxen to the wagon varied .