Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852 As Told by Mary Ann and Willis Boatman and Augmented with Accounts by other Overland Travelers, by Weldon Willis Rau


This volume opens a window to the travails of the overland journeyers-their stark camps, treacherous river fording, their trepidation at crossing ancient Indian lands. Included here are first-hand accounts of the fateful year of 1852, featuring the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Willis and May Ann Boatman. Released for the first time in book form.