The Oregon Trail, the route of the pioneers during the largest mass migration in United States history, was a long and difficult journey made by Americans nearly two centuries ago. This guidebook, rich with photos, interviews, and information about the famous landmarks, facilities, individuals, activities, and towns along the trail, will please both adventurers planning to travel the trail and individuals who wish to learn about and follow the trail from an easy chair. Complete with maps and details of each state from Missouri to Oregon, Exploring the Oregon Trail will give readers everything needed to follow in the footsteps of the American pioneers.
Kay W. Scott and David L. Scott have spent twenty-eight summers touring the United States and Canada in a series of Volkswagen campers, and two summers backpacking through Europe by rail. They live in Valdosta, Georgia, where David is a professor of finance at Valdosta State University and Kay is retired from the public schools.
Exploring the Oregon Trail: America’s Historic Road Trip by Kay and David Scott of Valdosta, Georgia, is a guide to many of the most interesting and reachable landmarks and facilities on the Oregon Trail, filled with maps, photos, interviews, and information on key sites and people. It will certainly appeal to those who are new to exploring the trail or wishing to explore beyond areas they already know. It is a relatively compact, sturdy paperback suitable for taking on the road or reading at home.... This is certainly a book I will be acquiring for friends and family members I want to encourage to learn more about and to see more of the Oregon Trail.