janet fisher~writer

Following strong women through history

Category Archives: Backtracking the Oregon Trail

Look for the Wagon ~ Soon

The first post in my new category, “Backtracking the Oregon Trail,” should be ready within the next 2 or 3 days. I’ve collected some quotes from diaries of women who traveled over that trail in the mid-1800s. Putting those together with quotes from Martha’s story, I hope to offer a few brushstrokes of color to …

Continue reading

Look for the Wagon

I’m putting together a new series called “Backtracking the Oregon Trail.” I went east from Oregon to Missouri, in August with my daughter and granddaughter, when they moved to the Kansas City area for my daughter’s new job. So we retraced Martha’s footsteps along that historic trail as close as roads and time allowed. I …

Continue reading