Pioneers Go West

Pioneers Go West

orignially titled: To California by Covered Wagon

Landmark Series
by George Stewart
Publisher: Random House
Mass market paperback, 152 pages
Current Retail Price: $5.99

Historical Setting: The Great Migration, 1844 A. D.

In the spring of 1844, eleven covered wagons headed west from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Some fifty men, women, and children, along with their oxen and herd of nearly a hundred cattle, made up the caravan. Slowly but steadily it plodded toward California.

Traveling with this group of pioneers was a spirited seventeen-year-old boy named Mose Schallengerger, who kept a journal of the trip. From Mose's notes, author George Stewart has drawn fascinating firsthand information about the events of that journey, from encounters with Indians and buffalo to near-starvation and disaster. Here is the story of these brave pioneers, the first to reach California by covered wagon.

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