We used this one to plan our cross-country adventure through Nebraska and Wyoming, following the Oregon Trail. We had spent the early summer reading and learning about pioneer days, covered wagons, and native American cultures. We even read the Little House on the Prairie books aloud as a family. We were ready to hit the Trail.
Julie Fanselow did a tremendous job luring us to sites off-the-beaten-path. Her maps, written directions, and photographs were vital as we decided what to see, what to skip, and what to learn from.
We did about 800 miles of the Oregon Trail, and we enjoyed it tremendously. This book was our triptych.