Wagon Wheels: A Contemporary Journey on the Oregon Trail

Wagon Wheels: A Contemporary Journey on the Oregon Trail

Wagon Wheels: A Contemporary Journey on the Oregon Trail

By Candy Moulton & Ben Kern

Climb aboard Ben Kern’s lead wagon and retrace the Oregon Trail with the 150th Anniversary Wagon Train. Experience the trail first-hand through the diaries of modern-day travelers Ben Kern, Candy Moulton, and Earl Leggett, plus gain insight from the historic diaries of pioneer emigrants. It’s a trip you wont want to miss.

Wagon Wheels follows Kern’s wagon from campsite to campsite from Missouri to Oregon—all the while presenting historic backgrounds through careful research and expansive quotations from historic journals.

    • 0-931271-36-3 • trade paper • 42 photos & maps • index • bibliography • 256 pp • $14.95 ORDER NOW

Wagon Wheels: A Contemporary Journey on the Oregon Trail

Wagon Wheels: A Contemporary Journey on the Oregon Trail

By Candy Moulton & Ben Kern

"Candy, Ben and Earl manage a feat of near magic..All people who cherish the shreds of frontier that still exist in America, and the values that arise from them, will clutch this book to their hearts."
•• Kathleen O'Neal Gear, author of This Moon and Cold Mist

andy Moulton Ben Kern

Candy Moulton & Ben Kern

Candy Moulton has written thirteen books on Western history, co-edited a collection of short stories and an encyclopedia, and produced and played roles in several documentary films. Her High Plains Press books are Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse, The Grand Encampment, Forts Fights & Frontier Sites, and Wagon Wheels, co-written with Ben Kern.

Her book Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She won another Spur in 2010 for In Pursuit of a Dream, the documentary film she wrote and produced with Boston Productions Inc (BPI) for the Oregon-California Trails Association. That production also won an Oregon Heritage Award, Best Experimental Film from the Oregon Film Festival, Silver Remi Award from the USA Film Festival in Houston, and was a Finalist at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood.

She is executive director of Western Writers of America and writes for many magazines focused on the west. She continues her work with museums as an executive produces with Boston Productions and is always working on “the next book.”