Mules and the Oregon Trail

DetourTrail cover 2I just started reading an Advance Reader’s Copy of The Oregon Trail: An American Journey by Rinker Buck, and I’m on chapter three now, which focuses on mules.  I did a lot of research when writing Detour Trail, and I’m still interested in the Oregon Trail–and mules because of Jake, an important character in the book.  The history is fascinating.

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2 responses to “Mules and the Oregon Trail

  1. Hard working, determined animals those mules Joy.

  2. Yes, I’ve learned a lot about them, including all the beautiful colors they come in–and their strong sense of survival. Listen to the mule!

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