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Old 11-10-2016, 05:52 PM   #41
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I just finished The Travels of Jamie McPheeters, by Robert Lewis Taylor. A Pulitzer prize winning novel about a young boy & his father heading west during the gold rush. It does make you appreciate having an RV rather than a Prairie Schooner!
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:18 PM   #42
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:12 PM   #43
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Oregon Trail and Prairie Schooners

Hi Jim
When the computer game Oregon Trail was popular years ago, our family vacation traced the route(s) west. Took vacations of two separate years and morphed into some Lewis and Clark route work too. The national historic Oregon Trail interpretive center at Baker City Oregon was one of the high points of this endeavor. They had several prairie schooners on display and a lot of other significant historic display material. If you haven't been there it would be a great stop sometime. A couple of good photographs for interior decoration in your schooner and you're good to go. Check out the still visible ruts in the rocks from the steel michelins. Them babies really wear. Needed some Monroe Matics though Rita suggests.
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:19 PM   #44
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Great info Dave, Thanks. Interesting enough we stopped in Baker City, Or on our 1st trip to Osoyoos in 2014. We had our gas pumped for us by a lovely lass and then picked up some chinese takeout nearby and ate in the trailer parked next to the park. I do recall seeing a sign about the original Oregon Trail someplace alone the route showing a narrow ridge on a rock outcropping, not sure exactly where. Beautiful country in that valley between the 2 mountain ranges, I could make that my final resting place.
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For the man who has everything, a moulded fiberglass casket shell with Escape graphics in favorite custom colors. A few glassed in pieces of repurposed wood for support, 6 moulded in handles, someone to read Tennyson Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me.....
What a Christmas idea. Be a lot easier than renting a Track type Excavator for you and the 19.
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