Independence, Missouri: Oregon-California Trails Organization, 2012. First Edition. Paperback. 262 pages, appendices, bilbiography, index. Eleven maps, illustrations. Large paperback quarto. Minor scrape at lower front corner and a few light stains to edges. Interior clean and bright. Binding tight. Very Good. Item #75269
Allen's first hand account of a journey based on his letters and his Oregon Trail diary which was recently discovered. This includes his leaving home in Pittsburgh to join a wagon train in Council Bluffs, Iowa, floating down the Snake River and navigating falls and rapids, his struggles on foot through the Eastern Oregon desert and coming down the Columbia River to Portland. An informative and excellent account.