Life in a Covered Wagon;
By Paul Erickson,
In 1853, the Larkin family loaded up their wagon and headed
west in search of a new life. But how did they do it? What did they eat?
How did they survive sickness, and attacks from cattle thieves? Drawing
on diaries and letters, and illustrated with photographs of actual objects
from the past, Daily Life in a Covered Wagon explores what life was really
like on the wagon trail.
AND SITES ON THE OREGON AND CALIFORNIA TRAILS;
Second Edition Randy Brown and Reg Duffin,
This popular OCTA publication describes
the markers at graves and sites on the Oregon and California Trails that
have been installed by OCTA's Graves and Sites Committee and OCTA chapters.
The second edition is greatly expanded, representing the numerous markers
installed by OCTA since the publication of the first edition in 1991.
The book is arranged by state in the sequence of markers from east to
The exact texts of the signs are presented as well as ninety-nine photographs
of individuals, locations, and installed markers. General background information,
access, ownership, and directions are provided for each marker. This is
an invaluable guidebook for anyone interested in visiting the graves and
sites along the trails that have been marked by OCTA. Moreover, it offers
a comprehensive compilation and description of these important signs that
mark the fading remnants of the Oregon and California Trails.