Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1853-1854 - Vol. 6


"We traveled this forenoon over the roughest and most desolate piece of ground that was ever made", wrote Amelia Knight during her 1853 wagon train journey to Oregon. The letters and diaries of women like Amelia open a window on not only the hardships, privation, and danger the travelers endured, but also on their diverse backgrounds and religious beliefs--and the awesome landscape that challenged them with every step.

Additional information

  • 6
Includes content by:
  • Ursula Smith
  • Rachel Taylor
  • Mary Burrell
  • Elizabeth Myrick
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lincoln, NE
Publication year:
  • 1986


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