Reuben Cameron came down out of the mountains and rode into Independence, Missouri, just to look around. In front of him in Elm Grove was twenty-five wagons of emigrants waiting to head out on the Oregon Trail. There were farmers, shoe salesmen, store clerks, carpenters, and not one of them with any idea of what they were going to go through. They were running late and would have trouble beating the snow around the South Pass. And near there Karl Crabtree, a mean, miserable man with eight-five riders, was robbing the wagon trains as they came through.They needed a trail guide. Joyce Graham, sitting on a wagon as Reuben rode through the grove, wearing a striking blue dress, asked Reuben if he knew how to get to Oregon. He said, "I know how to get to Oregon but I'm not going." The next day he was. Reuben sent word to his brother, Morgan, to meet him at Fort Kearney. Reuben could get the emigrants over the Rockies. Only Morgan Cameron could get them past Karl Crabtree.
- Paperback | 193 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.45mm | 353.8g
- 21 Oct 2010
- London, United Kingdom