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Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail

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SKU: 72216

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  • Paperback
  • Approx. 6" x 9"
  • Edited by Susan Badger Doyle

      The Bozeman Trail is a roughly five-hundred-mile trail connecting Virginia City, Montana to the Oregon Trail. The trail was founded by John Bozeman and John Jacobs in 1863, and the next five years proved to be the trails most important era. Thousands of people would follow Bozeman and Jacobs with hopes of finding gold and better prospects. Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail details the stories of seven such people. In Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail you will follow the personal account of Abram H. Voorhees, a man from Michigan who journeyed with a company of men to Idaho. Samuel Finley Blythe journeyed with four other men. Learn about the four Civil War veterans from Ohio who were uncertain about their future in Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail.  Men weren't the only ones who kept diaries along the trail. Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail details the journey Ellen Louise Gordon Fletcher made for a man she had fallen in love with. 

     Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail contains the narratives of seven diaries. The tales originally came from a series of thirty-three Bozeman trail diaries that were published in two volumes called Journeys to the Land of Gold: Emigrant Diaries from the Bozeman Trail, 1863 - 1866Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail and Journeys to the Land of Gold: Emigrant Diaries from the Bozeman Trail, 1863 - 1866 are both edited by Susan Badger Doyle. Susan Badger Doyle has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail and Susan Badger Doyle are associated with the Montana Historical Society.