The Covered Wagon Trail From Oklahoma City, OK to Hollywood, CA

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The Covered Wagon Trail From Oklahoma City, OK to Hollywood, CA
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The Covered Wagon Trail From Oklahoma City, OK to Hollywood, CA

by Jonell Portillo

The Covered Wagon Trail From Oklahoma City, OK to Hollywood, CA is about Nellie Mae Strickland. She couldnt drive a car, so she hooked up six horses to the covered wagon that Frank McCallough built for her in 1944.

In 1943 Henry Strickland, known as Hank, had a nervous breakdown. Dr. B. H. Moore told Nellie Mae that Hank needed to be in a mental hospital.

Nellie Mae refused to put her husband there, so she decided that Hank needed to be out in the open air. On April 25, 1944, Nellie Mae packed up the things she cared about the most into the covered wagon. She loaded her family up and headed west to Hollywood, California, on April 25, 1944.

On her journey to the West Coast, she encountered people trying to take her covered wagona nd horses, but she kept on going.

So take this incredible journey with her and youll be glad you did. Youll be cheering her on and on through each town she discovers.

Sit back and relax. Grab an ice-cold drink, and read about the incredible journey that the Stricklands endeavored on this 1700-mile trip across five states and ten towns, which took them 109 days in the covered wagon in 1944.

About the Author

Jonell Portillo was born in Bakersfield, California, and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1982. In 1986 she moved to Gravette, Arkansas, and graduated from Gravette High School in 1988. She moved to Rogers, Arkansas, with her boys: Michael, Robbie, and Richard.

(2011, paperback, 234 pages)

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