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Scenes of Earlier Days in Crossing the Plains to Oregon

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Hose who did not cross the plains, either to Ore gon or California, in an early day have but little knowledge of the hardships endured by the way, 0 after their arrival at their future homes. I have frequently conversed with those who went to Oregon from 1843 to 1845 and '46 and after their arrival had to live on acorns for six weeks without meat. There were no cattle at the time in the country fit for beef, and game was very scarce, and even if it had been plenty hunting it on an acorn breakfast would have been very hard work Even after our arrival in Oregon at a later date, 1851, provisions were very scarce. The winter of 1852-53 for more than a month there was no our to be had and no meat and we paid for fifty pounds of very poor shorts and glad to get it at that price. In the spring a cargo of Chile our came in and when we bought it we had to sieve out the long woolly worms and eat it or starve. In talking with friends about the scenes of earlier days and experiences of western life I have been frequently asked why do you not write them out and have them published in book form. My reply has been it always looked egotistical for a man to publish his own autobiography The reply was this is not your autobio graphy, but actual history that helps to tell about the settlement of the great west, a subject in which old and young are, or should be, deeply interested. Setting all objections aside I submit in the following pages an ac count oi our trip across the plains together with a fewof our varied experiences of western life in the hope that it will do at least a small amount of good in better~ ing the great state in which we live.

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Titel: Scenes of Earlier Days in Crossing the Plains to Oregon
Untertitel: And Experiences of Western Life (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781331740315
ISBN: 1331740312
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 200
Gewicht: 276g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T11mm
Jahr: 2015



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