Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails 1852, The California Trail, Vol. 4, edited by Kenneth L. Holmes


In 1852 a record number of women helped keep the wagons rolling over the perilous western trails. This fourth volume of Covered Wagon Women is devoted to families headed for California that year. Diaries and letters of six pioneer women describe the rigors en route, trail side celebrations and tragedies, the scourge of cholera, and encounters with Indians.

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