OVERLAND JOURNAL


Overland Journal is a quarterly journal of scholarly research into the emigrant experience and 
the trails, published by the national headquarters of the Oregon-California Trails Association.
Ariane C. Smith is the Editor.

The following index was prepared by 
Colorado Chapter member Bruce Watson


1983

Overland Journal 1-1
Volume 1, Number 1 (July 1983)

  • "Here Lies Nancy Hill?" by Reg P. Duffin

  • "The Oregon Odyssey of William N. Byers" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "Independence Ho!" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • "The California Trail: A Survey" by Thomas H. Hunt

  • "In the Beginning: Independence" by Sarah F. Schwenk

  • "Green Pastures" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • Book reviews

1984

Overland Journal 1-2
Volume 1, Number 2 (Fall 1983)

  • "Saving Our Powder" by Roger P. Blair

  • "Part II: The Oregon Odyssey of William N. Byers" edited by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "The Charter Convention: An Epic With Many Heroes" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • "Pierre D. Papin Gravesite Rediscovered"

  • "California Trails Bill Before Congress"

  • "Sublette Cutoff Damage Report"

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 2-1
Volume 2, Number 1 (Winter 1984)

  • "Convention Update"

  • "The Alcove Spring" by Charles W. Martin

  • "Oregon: Delivered by Doctors" by E.G. Chuinard, M.D.

  • "Portion of the Sublette Cutoff Saved!"

  • "Part III: The Oregon Odyssey of William N. Byers" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Opens In Oregon City"

  • "Bureaucracy, Preservation and the Law: How to Untangle the Knots" by Gary W. Wilburn

  • "A Tribute to the Oregon Trail Memorial Association" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "Women on the Overland Trails: A Historical Perspective" by Dr. Sharon A. Brown

  • Pictures; letters; book reviews

Overland Journal 2-2
Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 1984)

  • "Oregon City During the Emigration" by Betty Burnett

  • "A Tribute to Paul C. Henderson" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "House Passes the California Trail Bill" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • "The Oregon Odyssey of William N. Byers" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "Principal Routes to the Gold Region" by Leigh G. DeLay

  • "The Old Man's Corner"

  • "California-Nevada Regional Chapter Formed" by Thomas H. Hunt

  • Letters; book reviews

Overland Journal 2-3
Volume 2, Number 3 (Summer 1984)

  • "The Barlow Road" by Stephen Dow Beckham

  • "Variants of the Slate Creek Cutoff" by Dean Decker

  • "Part I: Report of Captain Medorem Crawford" edited by Charles W. Martin

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 2-4
Volume 2, Number 4 (Fall 1984)

  • "The 1984 Convention: Joyful Days at the End of the Trail" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • "The 1985 Convention"

  • "Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting, 8/19/84"

  • "Sublette Cutoff Cartographic Expedition: All Claws Out and Put Her In Grandma" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • "Mary Fulkerson: A Destroyed Grave" by Reg P. Duffin

  • "A Progress Report on OCTA's Jackson Print Project: Damn the Elephants! Full Speed Ahead!" by Captain Ben W. Blee, USN (ret.)

  • "Call For Nominations For OCTA Board"

  • "An Alert For OCTA Members: Coldstream Canyon Endangered" by Thomas W. Hunt

  • "Part II: Report of Captain Medorem Crawford" edited by Charles W. Martin

  • "First OCTA Merit Award to Nebraska Game & Parks Commission"

  • Letters; pictures; book reviews

1985

Overland Journal 3-1
Volume 3, Number 1 (Winter 1985)

  • "Part I: Geology & the Emigrant" by Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • "The Upper California Crossing"

  • "Covered Wagons With Running Water"

  • "Dust, Stickers & Mud" by Francis W. Milne; 

  • "The 1984-85 Committees"

  • "The Making of a Follower of the Oregon-California Trail" by Kim Naden

  • "Goodale's Cutoff" by Betty Burnett

  • "Part III: Report of Captain Medorem Crawford" edited by Charles W. Martin

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 3-2
Volume 3, Number 2 (Spring 1985)

  • "The Scottsbluff Convention: August 14-18, 1985"

  • "The Grave of Joel Hembree" by Reg Duffin

  • "Part II: Geology & the Emigrant" by Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • "An 1852 Letter"; "The 1974 Discovery of Old Inscriptions on Courthouse Rock"

  • "Field Notes: Report on the First Regional Outing - California-Nevada Chapter, OCTA"

  • "Over South Pass"

  • Letters; book reviews

Overland Journal 3-3
Volume 3, Number 3 (Summer 1985)

  • "Scott's Bluff, Giant Landmark of the Oregon-California Trail" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "The Migrating Orchard" by Nancy Tadlock

  • "Part III: Geology & the Emigrant" by Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • "Betteyoun Revisited"

  • "Westport Historical Society Succeeds in Trail Theme Statuary"

  • "The First NPS Oregon Trail Sign is Installed" by Kevin Kelly

  • Book reviews; field notes; chapter news

Overland Journal 3-4
Volume 3, Number 4 (Fall 1985)

  • "Who Lies Here?" by William E. Hill & Gregory M. Franzwa

  • "Rendezvous in the Platte Valley" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • "Porter's Prayer"

  • "The Carson City Convention"

  • "The Council Bluffs Road" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • Book reviews; field notes

1986

Overland Journal 4-1
Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 1986)

  • "Trail of the First Wagons Over the High Sierra" by Charles K. Graydon

  • "The Rediscovery of Johnson's Ranch" by Jack & Richard Steed

  • "Peter Lassen & His Trail" by Andy Hammond

  • Letters; book reviews

Overland Journal 4-2
Volume 4, Number 2 (Spring 1986)

  • "Part I: The Old Trail to Santa Fe" by Dr. Marc Simmons

  • "Nevada's Fort Churchill" by JoAnn Levy

  • "The Missionary Dream" by Betty Burnett, PhD

  • "Stricker's Store" by Ralph W. Macy; 

  • "Music: A Softer Pleasure Along the Oregon-California Trail" by Sandra M. Carson

  • Chapter News

  • "The Carson City Convention" by Don Buck

  • 1986 Convention Program

  • Mid-Year Board Meeting Report

  • Letters; Book Reviews; Membership Update

Overland Journal 4-3
Volume 4, Number 3 (Summer 1986)

  • "The Carson Emigrant Road" by Jeanne H. Watson

  • "My First Indian: Interaction Between Women & Indians on the Trail, 1845-56" by Carol Williams

  • "Marking Wyoming's Oregon Trail" by Bruce J. Noble, Jr.

  • "What the Covered Wagon Covered" by Sharon Brown, PhD

  • "Riding the Oregon-California Trail" by Cher Maybee"

  • "Novelists & the Oregon-California Trail Experience" by Ron Smith

  • "Fort Laramie: Symbol of the Frontier" by Robert L. Munkres

  • "Part II: The Old Santa Fe Trail" by Marc Simmons

  • 1985-86 Convention Committees

  • Santa Fe Trail Legislation

  • Letters; book reviews; chapter news; membership update

Overland Journal 4-4
Volume 4, Number 4 (Fall 1986)

  • "The 1986 Convention" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • Minutes of the Board Meetings

  • Membership Update

  • Committee Appointments

  • "I Too Have Seen the Elephant" by Sandra L. Myres

  • Chapter Notes

  • "Letters From the Gold Country" edited by George T. Watkins III

  • "Lone Elm, Kansas" by Melburn D. Thurman

  • "OCTA Members & the Sioux Lookout" by Nellie Yost

  • "The Nancy Hill Story-Final Chapter" by Reg P. Duffin

  • "Part III: The Old Trail to Santa Fe" by Marc Simmons

  • Letters; book reviews

1987

Overland Journal 5-1
Volume 5, Number 1 (Winter 1987)

  • "Pike's Peak or Bust" by Richard & Mary Ann Gehling

  • "Attack on the Kelly-Larimer Wagon Train" by Randy Brown

  • "The First California Trail: The Southern Route" by Harlan Hague

  • "Marc Simmons Elected President of the Santa Fe Trail Council"

  • "Flight Over the Oregon Trail" by Maurice Brett

  • Chapter news

  • Letters

  • "Annual Essay Contest Started in Independence"

  • Membership update; special fund contributions; book reviews

Overland Journal 5-2
Volume 5, Number 2 (Spring 1987)

  • "Black Rock Desert: High Rock Canyon Trail Adventure, August 25-29, 1986"

  • "Child's Cutoff" by Randy Brown

  • "Westward Ho!: A Contemporary Poetic View of the 19th Century Pioneers" by DeWitt Clinton

  • "Music on the Move: Instruments on the Western Frontier" by Ruth Anderson

  • "A Tour of the Mormon Pioneer Trail" by Bob Kasparek

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 5-3
Volume 5, Number 3 (Summer 1987)

  • "Scenes From the Plains" From the Sacramento Pictorial Union, 1853

  • "The Lighter Side of the Trail Experience" by Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • "Platte River Itinerary, 1860" by Richard & Mary Ann Gehling

  • Book reviews; letters

Overland Journal 5-4
Volume 5, Number 4 (Fall 1987)

  • "Overland Travel, 1846-1853: A Trip Through A Junkyard Sewer" by George T. Watkins III

  • "The Overland Trail Diary of Franklin E. Adams: Upward Bound in 1865" by Walter Edens

  • "The Miller-Tate Murder & the John F. Miller Grave" by Reg Duffin

  • Book reviews

1988

Overland Journal 6-1
Volume 6, Number 1 (1988)

  • "St. Joseph, Missouri: Early Impressions" by Jacqueline Lewin, Marilyn Taylor & Bonnie Watkins

  • "Fort Laramie: A Report of Progress" by John C. Burns

  • "The Trails of the Death Valley Forty-Niners" by LeRoy & Jean Johnson

  • "Treading the Elephant's Tail" by Peter D. Olch

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 6-2
Volume 6, Number 2

  • "Still They Come: Wagon Wheels on Paddle Wheels to the Heads of the Oregon-California Trail" by James Sterling Pope

  • "Trails & Fords Above the Junction of the North & South Platte River" by Karl & Dorothy Baresel

  • "Truman & the Trails" by Niel M. Johnson

  • Book reviews

  • Index to Volume 5

Overland Journal 6-3
Volume 6, Number 3 (1988)

  • "Joseph Robidoux's Family: Fur Traders & Trail Blazers" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "The Walker River-Sonora Crossing: An All-But-Impossible Route Across the Sierra Nevada" by Richard M. Davis

  • "We Were Forty-Niners, Too!: Women in the California Gold Rush" by JoAnn Levy

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 6-4
Volume 6, Number 4 (1988)

  • "On the Way to the Gold Fields: The Diary of Randall Fuller"

  • Book reviews

1989

Overland Journal 7-1
Volume 7, Number 1 (1989)

  • "Devil's Gate" by Robert L. Munkres

  • "A Special Section on Emigrant Graves:" 'Martin Ringo' by Randy Brown; 'Quintina Snodderly' by Randy Brown; 'Ephriam Brown' by Randy Brown; 'Charles Bishop' by William E. Hill

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 7-2
Volume 7, Number 2 (1989)

  • "Old Fort Mitchell, Nebraska, Revisited" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "River Town Rivalries" by Harmon Mothershead

  • "The Plains Indians" by Robert L. Munkres

  • Book reviews; letters

Overland Journal 7-3
Volume 7, Number 3 (1989)

  • "Anatomy of a Massacre: Bloody Point, 1852" by Thomas H. Hunt

  • "The Bloody Point Archaeological Investigation" by Roderick Sprague & Michael J. Rodeffer

  • "Charles Larpenteur Goes West in 1833" edited by "Erwin N. Thompson

  • Book reviews; letters

Overland Journal 7-4
Volume 7, Number 4 (1989)

  • "The Omaha-Council Bluffs Area & the Westward Trails" by Charles W. Martin & Dorothy Devereaux Dustin

  • "Silent City of Rocks" by Thomas H. Hunt

  • "Geology of the Silent City of Rocks" by Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • Book reviews

  • Index to Volume 6, 1988

1990

Overland Journal 8-1
Volume 8, Number 1 (1990)

  • "Oregon Trail Fords of the Wakarusa River in Kansas" by Ronald Becher

  • "Narcissa Whitman and Friends: New York to Fort William 1936" by Dorothy Devereux Dustin

  • "Elevation Measurements by the Early Army Explorers" by Harland G. Tompkins

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 8-2
Volume 8, Number 2 (1990)

  • "The Northern Route of the Non-Mormons: Rediscovery of Nebraska's Forgotten Historic Trail" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "The South Platte Navy" by Richard & Mary Ann Gehling

  • "Fort Bridger, Wyoming" by Robert L. Munkres

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 8-3
Volume 8, Number 3 (1990)

  • "Who Was T.H. Jefferson?" by Rush Spedden

  • "Tim Goodale and His Cutoff" by Irving R. Merrill

  • "Buried in Ash Hollow, Nebraska" by Randy Brown

  • Book reviews

  • Letters

  • Index to Volume 7

Overland Journal 8-4
Volume 8, Number 4 (1990)

  • "Wheels in the West: the Overland Wagon" by Michael A. Capps

  • "John Mohler Studebaker's 1853 Overland Journey from Indiana to California" by Fred K. Fox

  • "The Sabbath on the Overland Trail to California" by Winton U. Solberg

  • "Early Trail Explorers Had Stars in Their Eyes" by Harland G. Tompkins

  • Book reviews

1991

Overland Journal 9-1
Volume 9, Number 1 (1991)

  • "Firearms on the Overland Trails" by James E. Potter

  • "A Geography of Death on the Oregon and California Trails, 1840-1860" by Richard L. Rieck

  • "Trail to Comstock: An Accidental Bonanza" by John M. Townley

  • Book reviews

  • Index to Volume 8

Overland Journal 9-2
Volume 9, Number 2 (1991)

  • "The 1849 Diary of Stanislaus Lasselle: A Southern Trail Used by Thousands of Goldrushers and California-Bound Emigrants" edited by Patricia A. Etter"

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 9-3
Volume 9, Number 3 (Fall 1991)

  • "Daniel Lantz and the Wayne County Companies of 1850" by Randy Brown

  • "River Crossings" by Ross Marshall; "The Vermillion Crossing" by Barbara Burgess

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 9-4
Volume 9, Number 4 (Winter 1991)

  • "Whatever Happened to Fitzhugh's Mill?" by Ronald Becher

  • "The Civil War in the West: the 1864 Trail Season" by Irving R. Merrill

  • "Women's Travails and Triumphs on the Overland Trails" by Jeanne H. Watson

1992

Overland Journal 10-1
Volume 10, Number 1 (Spring 1992)

  • "The Geology of the Columbia River Gorge" by Rebecca Tyson Smith

  • "Trail's End and Beyond" by Weldon Willis Rau

  • "Abel Bond, Western Traveler and Quaker Colporteur" by Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • Letters; book reviews

Overland Journal 10-2
Volume 10, Number 2 (Summer 1992)

  • "The Fourth of July: A Holiday on the Trail" by Charles W. Martin & Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • "Descendants Locate Grandmother's Grave on Wyoming Plain" by Amy Dansie Williams

  • Book reviews

  • Index to Volume 9

Overland Journal 10-3
Volume 10, Number 3 (Fall 1992)

  • "The South Platte Trail: Colorado Cutoff of the Oregon-California Trail, by Merrill J. Mattes

  • "Donner Party Archaeology" by Donald L. Hardesty; "The Panama Trail: Short Cut to California" by JoAnn Levy

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 10-4
Volume 10, Number 4 (Winter 1992)

  • "O Wickedness, Where Is Thy Boundary?: The 1850 California Gold Rush Diary of George Shepard" introduction by Merrill J. Mattes, notes by David Bigler, Donald Buck and Merrill J. Mattes

1993

Overland Journal 11-1
Volume 11, Number 1 (Spring 1993)

  • "The Applegate Trail" by Lindsay Applegate

  • "The Lone Elm and Elm Grove Case: A Study in Mistaken Identity" by Craig Crease

  • Book reviews

  • Letters

  • Index to Volume 10, 1992

Overland Journal 11-2
Volume 11, Number 2 (Summer 1993)

  • "Food on the Oregon Trail " by Jacqueline Williams

  • "Reminiscences of Abraham Henry Garrison: Over the Oregon Trail in 1846," introduced, edited and annotated by James Tompkins

Overland Journal 11-3
Volume 11, Number 3 (Fall 1993)

  • "Ho! For California on the Mexican Gold Trail" by Patricia A. Etter

  • "You Will Commence a Pilgrimage: Instructions Given to the 1838 W.E. Gray Missionary Party Before it Departed for Oregon Country" introduced by Norman L. Wilson

  • "The First Overland Letter to California" by William A. Barnett

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 11-4
Volume 11, Number 4 (Winter 1993)

  • "Windwagons West" by Richard & Mary Ann Gehling

  • "Geography of the California Trails, Part I" by Richard L. Rieck

  • "Down-and-Back Wagon Trains: Travelers on the Mormon Trail in 1861" by William G. Hartley

  • Book reviews

1994

Overland Journal 12-1
Volume 12, Number 1 (Spring 1994)

  • "Children on the Overland Trails" by Judy Allen

  • "Lansford Warren Hastings: Scoundrel or Visionary?" by Will Bagley

  • "The Trails of the Gold Rush, Part II" by Richard L. Rieck

  • Book reviews

  • Index to Volume II, 1993

Overland Journal 12-2
Volume 12, Number 2 (Summer 1994)

  • "The Fearful Long Drive: The 1846 Hastings Cutoff" by Rush Spedden

  • "Attack on the Hudspeth Cutoff" by Randy Brown

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 12-3
Volume 12, Number 3 (Fall 1994)

  • "Fremont's Second Expedition" by Jeanne H. Watson

  • "Mapping the Beckwourth Trail" by Andy & Joanne Hammond

  • "Crime on the Trails" by Robert L. Munkres

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 12-4
Volume 12, Number 4 (Winter 1994)

  • "The Overland Trail" by Charles W. Watson & Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • "The First Wagons Across Utah: The Bidwell-Bartleson Party of 1841" by Roy D. Tea & Peter H. DeLafosse

  • Book reviews

1995

Overland Journal 13-1
Volume 13, Number 1 (Spring 1995)

  • "The Mormon Handcart Companies" by Lyndia McDowell Carter; "The Montana Trail: Salt Lake City-Corrine to Fort Benton" by Brigham D. Madsen

  • Book reviews

  • Index to Volume 12, 1994

Overland Journal 13-2
Volume 13, Number 2 (Summer 1995)

  • "The Barlow Road: An Archaeological Survey" by Richard C. Hanes & Stephen Dow Beckham

  • "The Cherokee Trail" by Jack E. & Patricia K.A. Fletcher

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 13-3
Volume 13, Number 3 (Fall 1995)

  • "To California on the Southern Route, 1849" by Patricia A. Etter

  • "Odometers" by Norman E. Wright

  • "Geography of the California Trail, 1849" by Richard L. Rieck

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 13-4
Volume 13, Number 4 (Winter 1995-1996)

  • "Mary Richardson Walker: Sidesaddle & Pregnant to Oregon in 1838" by Violet Tew Kimball; "Surmounting the Sierra: The Opening of the Johnson Cutoff Route, 1850-1855" by Dana E. Supernowicz

  • "OCTA Revolution: A Look Back at the Beginnings of OCTA" by Merrill J. Mattes

  • Book reviews

1996

Overland Journal 14-1
Volume 14, Number 1 (Spring 1996)

  • "India Rubber Kept Them Dry" by Jacqueline Williams

  • "Goodale's Cutoff From Boise Valley to Powder River" by Irving R. Merrill & Merle Wells

  • "The Mormon Migrations of 1848-68 in Perspective" by Stanley B. Kimball

Overland Journal 14-2
Volume 14, Number 2

  • "Elko and the Emigrant Roads" by Charles Greenhaw

  • "Crossing the Plains to Oregon in 1853" by Maria Parsons Belshaw edited with an introduction by Michael L. Tate

Overland Journal 14-3
Volume 14, Number 3 (Autumn 1996)

  • "Dead of the Bloody Flux: Cholera Stalks the Emigrant Trail" by Herbert C. Milikien

  • "Jedediah Strong Smith: Trails West" by Richard L. Dyer

  • "The Oregon Trail: Revisited" by Louis Kirkaldie

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 14-4
Volume 14, Number 4 (Winter 1996-1997)

  • "Cold, Hard Facts About Jeffrey's Cutoff" by Fred W. Dykes

  • "Had I Remained With the Company" by Daniel D. Holt

  • Book reviews

1997

Overland Journal 15-1
Volume 15, Number 1 (Spring 1997)

  • "The Southern Route Experience to the Southern Mines" by Shann Rupp

  • "What Is Mountain Fever?" by Jay A. Aldous and Paul S. Nicholes

  • "Journey West 1863: The Wagon Train of Lucinda Duncan" by Carolyn L. Stewart

  • Book reviews; index

Overland Journal 15-2
Volume 15, Number 2

  • "Written Under Very Adverse Circumstances: The Awful Hard Work of Chronicling the Westward Journey" by Margaret F. Walker

  • "Draft Animals on the United States Frontier" by Kyle D. Kauffman and Jonathan J. Liebowitz

  • "Traders, Travelers and Horsethieves on the Old Spanish Trail" by John W. Robinson

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 15-3
Volume 15, Number 3 (Autumn 1997)

  • "Crossing the Great Plains: A Sesquicentennial Look at the 1847 Mormon Pioneer Trek West" by Jay H. Buckley

  • "Where Have All the Wagons Gone? (Part I)" by Richard M. Davis

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 15-4
Volume 15, Number 4

  • "Juan Flaco: California's Paul Revere" by William Dofflemyer

  • "All the Fantastic Costumes: Rags on the Way to Riches (and No Skirting Around the Issue of Who Really Wore the Pants!)" by Margaret F. Walker

  • "The 1868 Mormon Emigration: An End of An Era

1998

Overland Journal 16-1
Volume 16, Number 1 (Spring 1998)

  • "Across Today's Oregon State, 1852" by Weldon Willis Rau

  • "Idaho's Fort Hall As a Western Crossroads" by Peter Boag

  • "The Oregon Trail and Pioneer Rails" by William R. Lindley

  • Book reviews; index

Overland Journal 16-3
Volume 16, Number 3

  • "Lucy Canfield's Diary: What a Young Pioneer Did and Did Not Say" by Rosemary G. Palmer

  • "David Dewolf Letters, 1849-1850" by John Cumming

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 16-4
Volume 16, Number 4 (Winter 1998-99)

  • "The Trappers Trail: The Road to Fort Laramie's Back Door" by Lee Whiteley

  • "An Old and Hungry Ox: A Guest Essay" by Necia Dixon Liles

  • "The 1841 Trans-Sierra Route of the Bidwell-Bartleson Party" by Michael J. Gillis

  • Book reviews

1999

Overland Journal 17-1
Volume 17, Number 1 (Spring 1999)

  • "Some Exceptional Stories of Pioneer Times" introduced by William R. Lindley

  • "William Bradshaw's Road to Gold" by John W. Robinson

  • "Letters Home: Original Letters of Robert Jackson Cabeen & Richard Benton Cabeen" transcribed by Robert A. Griffin

  • Book reviews

  • Index to Volume 16

Overland Journal 17-2
Volume 17, Number 2 (Summer 1999)

  • "The Dry Route Revisited" by David K. Clapsaddle

  • "Geography of the Oregon Trail West of Fort Hall: A Plethora of Options" by Richard L. Rieck

  • "Tim Goodale Comes Home" by Irving R. Merrill and Merle Wells

  • Book reviews; letters

Overland Journal 17-3
Volume 17, Number 3

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Covered Wagon Centennial at Independence Rock" by Lee Underbrink

  • "This Far Off Land: The Overland Diary, June-October 1867 and California Diary, January-March 1868 of Elizabeth 'Bettie' Duncan" by Katie H. Armitage

  • "When the Pioneers Started Building Oregon: An 1852 Emigrant Recalls the Roles of Women" by Catherine Amanda Scott Coburn

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 17-4
Volume 17, Number 4

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Burnt Ranch Saga: A History of the Last Crossing of the Sweetwater" by Todd Guenther

  • Book reviews

2000

Overland Journal 18-1
Volume 18, Number 1 (Spring 2000)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Salt Lake Desert Treadmill: The Hastings Cutoff" by Roy D. Tea

  • "The Whitman-Spalding Marker at South Pass" by Dorothy B. Duffin

  • "Some Swell Swales" by Fred W. Dykes

  • "A Special Place" by Charles W. Martin, Jr.

  • "From Point of Rocks, on the Cherokee Trail" by Lee Whiteley

  • "The Map on the Wall" by Rose Ann Tompkins

  • "Some Must Push, Some Must Pull" by Rosemary G. Palmer

  • "The Grand Pioneer Parade" by William R. Lindley

  • "History: Fact, Fiction, Myth & Malarkey" by Andy Hammond

  • "On the Southern Route: San Miguel del Vado" by Patricia A. Etter

  • "The Opening of the Carson River Route: An Essay" by Frank Tortorich, Jr.

  • "Water Wasn't Everywhere" by Jacqueline Williams; 

  • Book reviews

  • Index: Volume 17, 1999

Overland Journal 18-2
Volume 18, Number 2 (Summer 2000)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Emigrant Trail Through Photography" by Richard Silva

  • "High Noon on the Sweetwater: The 1862 Capture, Trial and Execution of Young by the Kennedy Wagon Train" by Everell C. Cummins

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 18-3
Volume 18, Number 3 (Fall 2000)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Heritage Tourism: With a New Approach, Trail History Draws Travelers in Oregon" by William R. Lindley

  • "The Fort Hays - Ft. Dodge Road: A Ladder of Rivers" by David K. Clapsaddle

  • "Jeffery/Goodale Campsites Along the Craters of the Moon Basalt Lake" by James W. McGill with assistance from Patti A. King-McGill

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 18-4
Volume 18, Number 4 (Winter 2000/2001)

  • "Pioneers Extraordinaire: A Most Unusual Wagon Train" by Todd Guenther

  • "From Cooperation to Conflict: Sioux Relations with the Overland Emigrants, 1845-1865" by Michael L. Tate

  • "Legends of the Oregon-California Trail: Aubrey L. Haines" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • Book reviews

  • Contents & index for Volume 18

2001

Overland Journal 19-1
Volume 19, Number 1 (Spring 2001)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Pappan's Ferry and the Oregon-California Trail" by Jimmie G. Benbrook

  • "Afoot on the Black Rock Desert: Newton N. Palmer's 1853 Trip to California" edited by Hester Wolfe White

  • "The Falling of An Icon" by Jim McClain

  • Book reviews

  • "Trailside Notes" by Robert Clark

Overland Journal 19-2
Volume 19, Number 2 (Summer 2001)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Could These Bones Be From A Negro?: Some African-American Experiences on the Oregon-California Trail" by Todd Guenther

  • "Western Trail Biographies: A Guide to Sources" by David A White

  • Book reviews

  • "Trailside Notes" by Robert Clark

Overland Journal 19-3
Volume 19, Number 3 (Fall 2001)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Law of the Land: What the Emigrants Knew That Historians Need to Know About Claiming Land at the End of the Oregon Trail" by Jim Tompkins

  • Book reviews

  • "A Letter From the Outgoing President"

  • Letters

Overland Journal 19-4
Volume 19, Volume 4 (Winter 2001/2002)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Emigrant Aid on California Gold Rush Trails" by Blaine P. Lamb

  • "Through the Eyes of the Emigrants and Miners: The Look of the Sierra Nevada, 1841-1860" by Robert W. Cermak

  • "Legends of the Oregon-California Trail: Merrill J. Mattes" by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • Book reviews

  • "A Letter From the President" by Randy Wagner

  • Contents and index for Volume 18

2002

Overland Journal 20-1
Volume 20, Number 1 (Spring 2002)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Bozeman Trail, 1863-1868: the Evolution of Routes to Montana" by Susan Badger Doyle

  • "Bozeman Trail Journal, 2001: Life on the Trail With a Modern Wagon Train" by Candy Moulton

  • Book review; letters

Overland Journal 20-2
Volume 20, Number 2 (Summer 2002)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Jackass Mail Mystery" by Roy D. Tea

  • "The Autobiography of Alvin A. Coffee" introduction by Robert A. Clark with notes by Don Buck and Tom Hunt

  • "Blacks and the Gold Rush" a sidebar by Will Bagley

  • "Those Beautiful !#%X@$%&! Mules" by Andy Hammond

  • Book reviews; letters

Overland Journal 20-3
Volume 20, Number 3 (Fall 2002)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "A Novel Sight: The 1860 Overland Adventure of Clara E. Downes" by Melody M. Miyamoto

  • "The Upper Platte River Crossing" by John D. McDermott

  • "John Bidwell and the California Trail, Part 1" by Michael J. Gillis and Michael F. Magliari

  • "Mighty Ooglian" by Cheri Brooks

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 20-4
Volume 20, Number 4 (Winter 2002)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Women Who Carried the Star of Empire Westward: Eliza Spalding & Narcissa Whitman" by Todd Guenther, Erin Hammer and Fred Chaney

  • "John Bidwell and the California Trail, Part 2" by Michael J. Gillis and Michael F. Magliari

  • Book reviews

  • Annual contents and index

2003

Overland Journal 21-1
Volume 21, Number 1 (Spring 2003)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Hopes and Fears, Excitement and Tears: Jumping Off on the Oregon and California Trails" by Jon Mark Lambertson

  • "Massacre on the Colorado River" by Edgar C. Smith

  • "John Bidwell and the California Trail, Part 3" by Michael J. Gillis and Michael F. Magliari

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 21-2
Volume 21, Number 2 (Summer 2003)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Sutter in Westport: Prelude for a Pioneer, Part I" by Rodney Staab

  • "Western Ho: Bicycling Across History" by David M. Dean

  • "Paul and Helen Henderson: Legends of the Oregon-California Trail" by Gregory M. Franzwa

Overland Journal 21-3
Volume 21, Number 3 (Fall 2003)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "A Twice-Climbed Mountain" (Cache Peak in southern Idaho) by Necia Dixon Liles

  • "Sutter in Westport: Prelude for a Pioneer, Part 2" by Rodney Staab

  • "On the Oregon Trail" by Students at Chloe Clark Elementary and Dave Welch

  • "Letter From the President" by Dick Pingrey

  • Book reviews

  • Letters

Overland Journal 21-4
Volume 21, Number 4 (Winter 2003)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Crossing the Forty-Mile Desert "by Guy Q. King

  • "From Emigrant Trading Posts to Nevada Towns: Genoa and Dayton - But Which Was First?" by Stanley W. Paher

  • Book reviews

  • Letters

  • Annual Contents and Index

2004

Overland Journal 22-1
Volume 22, Number 1 (Spring 2004)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Rut Wrangles" by Robert A. Clark

  • "Over, Around and Across: The Truckee Trail Through Reno and Sparks, Nevada" by Charles H. Dodd

  • "The Truckee Meadows Trail Reconfirmed" by Marsh Fey

  • Book reviews

  • Letters

Overland Journal 22-2
Volume 22, Number 2 (Summer 2004)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Lewis and Clark - Oregon Trail Connection: An Essay" by Jim Tompkins

  • "Fort Vancouver: A Brief History and Account of its Restoration" by Tom Laidlaw

  • "The Cowlitz Trail: Ancient Path to a Modern Highway" by Chuck Hornbuckle

  • Book reviews

Overland Journal 22-3
Volume 22, Number 3 (Fall 2004)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "The Big Tree Carson Valley Wagon Road: A Branch of the Carson River Route" by Frank Tortorich & James M. Carman

  • "The American Pioneer Trails Association: The 1941 First Convention/Caravan, Marysville, Kansas to Denver" by Lloyd W. Gundy

  • "The Oregon Memorial Half-Dollar" by Lee Underbrink

  • Book reviews

  • Letters to the Editor

Overland Journal 22-4
Volume 22, Number 4 (Winter 2004/2005)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "A Woman Alone: The 1854 Overland Trail Diary of Charlotte Allis" - Edited, with Introduction, by Tamara Linse

  • "The Sabbath According to Female Diarists on the Trail" by Rosemary G. Palmer;

  • Reviews

  • Annual Contents and Index.

2005

Overland Journal 23-1
Volume 23, Number 1 (Spring 2005)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Luke and John, Where Are You?: A Search for the Burial Sites of Luke Halloran and John Hargrave" by Al Mulder

  • "The Limitless Plain: The Great Salt Lake Desert - The Trail Location and the Trials and Tribulations of the Emigrants While Crossing This Desert on the Hastings Cutoff, Part 1" by Roy D. Tea

  • "Relics of a Historic Tragedy" by Jim McClain

  • Reviews

  • Letters to the Editor

Overland Journal 23-2
Volume 23, Number 2 (Summer 2005)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Hastings Cutoff: Bryant's Trail to Skull Valley" by Rush Spedden

  • "The Limitless Plain: The Great Salt Lake Desert - The Trail Location and the Trials and Tribulations of the Emigrants While Crossing This Desert on the Hastings Cutoff, Part 2" by Roy D. Tea

  • Reviews

  • Letters to the Editor

Overland Journal 23-3
Volume 23, Number 3 (Fall 2005)

  • "The Look of the Elephant" by Andy Hammond

  • "Kansas Trails, Tall Grass, and Trials, as Experienced in the California Gold Rush Letters and Diary of James and David Lee Campbell" by David W. Jackson

  • "Out to Sea on a Prairie Schooner" by Margaret F. Walker

  • Communications: Trail Notes by Fred W. Dykes

  • Reviews

Volume 23, Number 4 (Winter 2005-06)

"The Look of the Elephant: The California Scene" by Andy Hammond; "The Abbot, downing & Compnay's Famous Thirty Stagecoaches: The Wells Fargo & Company Order, October 8, 1867" by Ken Wheeling; "Wyoming's Rivers and the Overland Trails" by Keith H. Meldahl; "The Covered Wagon Babies' Club" by Ellen Osborn

Volume 24, Number 1 (Spring 2006)

"The Look of the Elephant: A Woman's Work" by Andy Hammond; "Irreparable Damage on the Jeffrey/Goodale Cutoff: Responsible, Active, and Continuous Preservation Efforts Are Necessary!" (Idaho) by James McGill; "The Sweetwater Valley and Sun Ranch Near Devil's Gate: Comparative Photos (1870, 1923, 1973, 1995, 1996)" by Robert L. Kabel; ""Did You Want to Return?""An Interview with Olive Oatman Biographer Margot Mifflin" by Deborah and Jon Lawrence