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Covered Wagon

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Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough is an enthralling tale of adventure and perseverance set against the backdrop of the American frontier. The story follows a diverse group of pioneers as they journey westward in search of a better life, facing numerous challenges and obstacles along the way.

Hough's vivid descriptions and attention to detail bring the harsh realities of life on the trail to life, from the dangers of hostile Native American tribes to the unforgiving terrain and unpredictable weather. The characters are well-developed and relatable, each with their own motivations and personal struggles that drive the narrative forward.

While the pacing of the story can be slow at times, Hough's engaging writing style and well-researched historical background keep the reader invested in the fates of the travelers. Ultimately, Covered Wagon is a gripping and immersive read that captures the spirit of the American West and the indomitable spirit of those who dared to tame it.

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"Look at 'em come, Jesse! More and more! Must be forty or fifty families." This is an old-fashioned adventure tale set on the Oregon Trail, just before the California Gold Rush. It is the story of a wagon train bound for the west, and the conflict which arises due to of a love triangle. Indian fights, buffalo hunts, dangerous river crossings and other dangers of the trail add to a gripping and entertaining yarn.

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