It Happened on the Oregon Trail, by Tricia Martineau Wagner


In this book, with its light, easy-to-read, entertaining and informative style, you’ll discover stories of some lesser-known happenings (as well as the more familiar tales) on the Oregon Trail, which provide insight into the adventurous emigrants who went west. Some you’ll read about include Lafayette Tate, who experienced “trail justice” for committing murder; Catherine Hickman and David Parks, who met on the trail and were married in a trail side wedding; and Solomon Butcher, a frontier photographer who captured life on the Great Plains.