JANE KIRKPATRICK. This Road We Traveled

JANE KIRKPATRICK. This Road We Traveled. Revell. Trade paperback, ebook, $14.99, 341 pages, amazon.com

In 1846, sixty-six year old Tabitha Moffat Brown’s adult children head to Oregon, telling her she’s too old and lame to go. She hires her own wagon, talks her seventy-eight-year-old brother-in-law into going with her. The journey is troubled by poor choices. But it’s what she did after her arrival in Oregon that caused the 1987 legislature to name her “the Mother of Oregon.”