"We left the West Bank of the Missouri River on May 17 1857. Our objective point was Sonoma County, California."
So starts this extraordinary vivid account of the epic journeys of thirty-seven persons in eight wagons. Before them all the rigors, hardships and uncertainties that countless emigrants like them had to endure in the quest for a new life in the West.
Billed as a narrative o early emigrant travel to California by the ox team method, author William Audley Maxwell declares:
This fine little paperback reproduction features 179 pages and measures about 6-7/8 inches by 4-3/4 inches. There are reproductions of the line drawings, maps and paintings from the original publication from 1915.