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Treasures in the Trunk: Quilts of the Oregon Trail

Cross, Mary Bywater

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ISBN 10: 1558532196 / ISBN 13: 9781558532199
Published by Rutledge Hill Press, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Third printing of the first edition, hard cover with dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page. Otherwise unmarked, clean, tight copy. Dust jacket, slightly rubbed at corners, offered in new mylar cover. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award. 174pp., index, photographs, many in color. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 23501

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Title: Treasures in the Trunk: Quilts of the Oregon...

Publisher: Rutledge Hill Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed and Signed By Author

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Between 1840 and 1870, a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continent to Oregon and California in what was considered one of the great migrations of modern times...Thousands of women arrived in the Northwest by way of the Oregon Trail. This migration or "leave-taking" would consume the longest time and widest distance for these nineteenth-century women to establish new homes for themselves and their loved ones."

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This beautifully illustrated volume recounts the stories of the women who traveled the Oregon Trail. Includes their reasons for traveling west and the hardships that they encountered. Index and bibliography.

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Mary Bywater Cross is a quilt researcher with specialized interest in women's history. A graduate of the University of Iowa, she also is a board member of the American Quilt Study Group. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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