Oregon Trail -- fiction

Westward to Home

By Patricia Hermes

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In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon. Includes a historical note about westward migration.
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The Journal of Jedediah Barstow, an Emigrant on the Oregon Trail: Overland, 1845

By Ellen Levine

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In his 1845 diary, thirteen-year-old orphan Jedediah describes his wagon train journey to Oregon, in which he confronts rivers and sandy plains, bears and rattlesnakes, and the challenges of living with his fellow travelers. Includes historical notes.
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Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell

By Kristiana Gregory

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In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail.
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