Oregon Country Kindle Ú Kindle Edition

Oregon Country Kindle Ú Kindle Edition

  • Kindle Edition
  • 668 pages
  • Oregon Country
  • T.J. Hanson
  • English
  • 07 February 2016

10 thoughts on “Oregon Country

  1. Cindy Knoke Cindy Knoke says:

    Oregon Country was an excellent book written by an historian who is obviously an expert on the subject He takes the reader along on the incredible journey of the first large scale migration to Oregon in 1843 with the pioneers who literally blazed the trail He loves the day to day details of this subject and you will too It is like an intellectual adult version of the Little House on the Prairie series You feel like you are there with the pioneers but are very glad of course that you were notIt is of course a remarkable story The author takes you along the trail with the actual people who traversed it You get involved in all aspects of this life affirming highly admirable amazingly stranger than fiction true storyI am seeking out the trail museums on an upcoming trip due to reading this bookHighly recommend

  2. Mammavark Mammavark says:

    Although I am mightily interested in the theme and the writer seems to have done a lot of research I could not finish this book and I hardly ever put a book awaythe thing is I am not a 11 year old who needs to have everything explained to me all the time and this writer likes to tell not show If things are happening and they are happening because they lead to something I like to draw that conclusion myself I find it very annoying when the writers then proceeds to tell me that 'this is going to be very important' reader pay attention I did a clever trick I put a pointer here Did you notice???TJ Hanson should really go back to writers class and practise a little

  3. Jm35889 Jm35889 says:

    I ended up enjoying the story after a rocky start The repetitiveness of the details at the beginning almost made me put the book down but I'm glad I stuck with it Once I got to know the characters the repetitiveness of the author wasn't as obtrusive This was a thoroughly enjoyable history lesson and I will be looking for tales based on this era of American life

  4. Alex Charlton Alex Charlton says:

    Love these types of booksI love thinking about all the people had to go through many years before We have it so easy nowadays

  5. Donna Bell Donna Bell says:

    WonderfulOne of the most detailed and extensive accounts of the Oregon migration I’ve ever read The author fully captures the duration and difficulties of the journey After trial and suffering and long long tiring days we learn we’ve now traveled 400 miles Impossible We should be at least halfway there by now Only 1600 miles to go I’ve made the trip across country in a plane numerous times I’ve made the trip by vehicle a few rimes and it seems the trip will never end even traveling at 70mph I cannot imagine making that long long trip at a pace when twenty miles a day is considered a good dayTJ Hanson you nailed this one I loved most of the characters sincerely hoped others would roll down a mountain and never be found again I couldn’t understand Abby’s infatuation with Sam My eyes would have looked like a Japanese anime within two minutes of beginning to converse with him He was not the brightest bulb on the tree On the other hand I fell in love with Jacob within a week and hoped he and Abby would stay together despite his advanced age An educated mountain man who could ask for I throughly enjoyed this saga and dreaded it coming to an end Will be looking for by this author

  6. Rick Rider Rick Rider says:

    This is an excellent historical novelIn the Preface the author explains why he wrote this account as an historical novel rather than straight history I applaud his choice As simple history the facts would have been interesting but bland As an historical novel all came alive Yes fictional elements were introduced but they also gave the story depth character interest and intimacy I cared how things developed I imagined how I might have fared in those conditions and circumstances The journey across the country was not for the faint of heart nor for the weak of spirit As a transplant to Oregon myself although far too many years ago to worry about I recalled my own comparatively comfortable trip to Oregon Territory I'm not sure I could have made the journey detailed here A fine read And in addition to the read you will learn something new about our country

  7. Dolores Dolores says:

    I really loved this book It reminded me of all the pioneer stories I read in grade school It really brought to life everything these pioneers went through on their historical journey I enjoyed reading all the details about what people brought with them and how they used it Would love to read a seuel to find out what happens to Jacob and Abby and to the other settlers who arrived with them

  8. Constance Constance says:

    Wow What a JourneyI was spell bound by this book The first wagon train to Oregon They had to make their own trail and go thru areas that no wagon had ever come No one thought wagons could make the trip Daily life on the trail described The daily lives of other members of the wagon train The egos and petty jealousies that were amount the members of the train all described Interesting reading

  9. Michelle M. Michelle M. says:

    I really enjoyed reading about the first group of people to come over on the Oregon Trail Great historical fiction I would find myself looking up the trail and the sites on the internet as the characters were traveling I often found myself imagining being there with those characters and experiencing the adventure Long story but it was also a long trip I found myself wanting to find out what the next challenge would be I would be so interested in reading a seuel if there was one

  10. Elizabeth West Elizabeth West says:

    Oregon MigrationOregon Country by TJ Hanson A very good book written in the view of a young school teacher as she travels in the early 1800's The first migration to Oregon Wonderful tale of the hardships faced by these pioneers

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Oregon Country[Reading] ➲ Oregon Country ➺ T.J. Hanson – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The Oregon Trail had its beginnings in 1843 beneath the wagon wheels of the Oregon Emigrating Company a group of disparate Americans with a common goal to seek a new land and make it their own The tra The Oregon Trail had its beginnings in beneath the wagon wheels of the Oregon Emigrating Company a group of disparate Americans with a common goal to seek a new land and make it their own The trail met its end in with the completion of the transcontinental railway Western Passage is a detailed account of the Oregon Migration of in a historical fiction setting In this context the reader can enjoy the adventure as a participant rather than as a student or scholar During its twenty five year history the Oregon Trail essentially changed every year From its rough beginnings grew an organized route By ferries serviced most of the major river crossings and fully stocked supply depots awaited hungry travelers Due to all the livestock driven west the trail became a mile wide swath of trampled ground providing an easy road with no need for a guide During the summers of and over miners also followed the Oregon Trail enroute to the California gold fields By the s Mormons were using the trail as a source of income supplying emigrants with food and euipment As the railroad extended further west many people took the train as far as they could before switching to the trail Only the migration held the true adventure of entering an unknown land Guides were needed to show the way; dangerous river crossings taxed the courage of everyone; the existing fur trading posts were unable to supply necessary food and other euipment; and the first emigrants had to build their own road because the Oregon Trail did not yet exist Wagons had never been taken all the way to Oregon and it was entirely possible that this great experiment might end in tragedy It is this migration to which we often attribute the adventure and romanticism of the Oregon Trail While researching this book I found information to be both scarce and scattered reuiring many months to form an outline of the complexity of this event The popular myth of western migration championed by film and television depicts a wagon train of smiling emigrants traveling down a well worn road and fighting Indians at every turn The truth is considerably different Research sources included the Oregon Historical Society several Oregon historical libraries the Oregon State Archives numerous probate records military discharge papers newspaper clippings trail diaries and cemetery headstones I suspect that other sources of information are hidden away in the attics of various descendents information that is essentially not available to the public Appendix A provides a listing of the known emigrants that were part of the Oregon Emigrating Company along with some brief biographical data This appendix is nonfiction providing new knowledge to the scholarly community and it is hoped inspiring other researchers to help fill in the gaps The Oregon Migration of was a watershed moment in American history It marked the end of the trapping era and the beginnings of civilization on the Western frontier You are about to become part of that experience Enjoy the journey T J Hanson July .