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The pioneers go west

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by Stewart George Rippey


Seventeen-year-old Moses Schallenberger wanted to go to California. In 1844, he joined a wagon train to do just that. There was only one problem: Nobody had ever made it to California by wagon before. For a year, he and 50 others struggled through high mountain passes and across wide rushing rivers, enduring dangerous encounters with Indians and buffalo, inclement weather, difficult terrain, near-starvation and disaster.Ultimately, Moses and his friends succeeded–becoming the first pioneers to cross the Sierra Nevadas by wagon. Today, the trail they blazed is a major route into California.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1982
ISBN-13 9780394891804
ISBN-10 0394891805
Class Copyright
Publisher Random House
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 150
Shelf No. HX239
Grade Range 4 - 9
Ages 9 - 14
Lexile 920L