Catholic News & Herald

Portraying pioneers

Photo: Courtesy of the author

Tricia Wagner (left), author of "It Happened on the Oregon Trail," stands with fifth-grade students dressed in period clothing in front of a wagon at St. Matthew School in Charlotte Jan 25. Wagner, a parishioner of St. Matthew Church, brought the costumes, wagon and other antiques for display during her talk with students about some remarkable and little-known events the happened along the 2,000-mile trail from Independence, Mo., to Oregon's Willamette Valley during the 19th century.

Catholic News & Herald 
February 18, 2005 
Vol. 14, No. 20, page 8