Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
According to J. Peterman, today we celebrate the Oregon Trail and creamsicles. One of my favorite history books is The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman. I like the 1946 edition with illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton. Here's a copy of a 1925 edition with illustrations by Wyeth and Remington. Unfortunately, it has been sold on ebay. Seems like the "Remington" edition dates back to 1892. Or, you can get the Library of America edition, which also includes The Conspiracy of Pontiac.