It Happened on the Oregon Trail


Book Description

It Happened on the Oregon Trail includes twenty-nine unusual, remarkable, little known events that happened along the trail from Independence, Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. From Rufus K. Porter's brilliant plan to fly people to Oregon in hot air balloons, to the plight of a young girl who climbed Independence Rock to carve her name and was left behind by her wagon party, this book reveals the hidden stories about the trail.

About Wagner, Tricia Martineau

Tricia Martineau Wagner is an experienced elementary school teacher and a reading specialist. She was educated at Miami University and the University of Toledo, where she graduated with honors. She became intrigued with the westward migration of the pioneers when she flew over the Oregon Trail. She makes her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Mark, and their children Kelsey and Mitchell.