Trails West Author:National Geographic Society In these pages you you will sense the excitement rippling through a caravan setting out from Independence, MO, for distant, foreign Santa Fe. You will stand in ruts worn deep in sandstone by iron-clad wheels endlessly turning toward Oregon or California. You will trudge with tireless Mormons, sternly disciplined in their religious zeal, to thei... more »r promised land." "The book contains more than 130 color photographs, many evoking the wilderness that greeted early settlers. Fifty-one historical illustrations provide a vivid picture of frontier life. The authors delved into journals and letters to see, through the eyes of the men and women who were there, the joys and pain of the journey. And both writers and photographers joined wagon-train reenactments to travel back "into the time where our fathers are...on that old rough trail."
It is an older book. However, I can find no date.The cover is a picture of Chimney Rock in the background with a covered wagon and family crossing a meadow along the Oregon Trail. If you enjoy American 1800's history, you will enjoy this book.« less