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Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail

Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail by Ezra Meeker
By: (1830-1928)

Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail by Ezra Meeker is a captivating and firsthand account of one man's journey on the historic Oregon Trail. Meeker's detailed descriptions of the hardships, challenges, and triumphs he faced while traveling across the country with his oxen and covered wagon are both educational and entertaining.

Readers will be transported back in time to the mid-1800s as Meeker recounts his encounters with Native Americans, treacherous river crossings, and extreme weather conditions. His determination and resilience in the face of numerous obstacles serve as an inspiration for all who read his story.

Meeker's passion for preserving the history of the Oregon Trail shines through in every page of this book. His insights into the significance of this trail in shaping the history of the United States make this a must-read for anyone interested in American history or the pioneer spirit.

Overall, Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail is a fascinating and engaging read that offers a unique perspective on one of the most iconic journeys in American history. Meeker's storytelling ability and attention to detail make this book a true gem for history buffs and adventure enthusiasts alike.

Book Description:

Ezra Meeker…was an early pioneer who traveled the Oregon Trail by ox cart as a young man. Beginning in his 70s, he worked tirelessly to memorialize the trail, repeatedly retracing the trip of his youth. This book is a memoir of those days.


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - July 22, 2014
Subject: Pioneer Days
Vacationing in South Dakota I happened to find this book to listen to on our way home to California. Hearing this first hand account as we traveled on some of the same route as the pioneers in the 1850's was so exciting. History was never so alive as we enjoyed this experience! Utah and Nevada virtually flew by as we listened intently the whole way. Thanks to all the volunteer readers!!


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