CHRISTIANS ON THE OREGON TRAIL: Churches of Christ and Christian Churches in Early Oregon, 1842-1882.
Edition: First printing.
Joplin, Missouri: College Press Publishing Company, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of the Restoration Movement on the Western frontier, and of those who braved the dangers of the Oregon Trail to plant "Bible Christianity" in the wilds of Oregon. "Taken from periodicals, diaries, letters, family histories, genealogical sources, news items and biographies found only in early Western and national publications, Dr. Rushford has documented a unique story of religion, party politics, congregations, and tensions over divisive mission methods in this book." INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 1998. Includes an alphabetical listing of Christian preachers in Oregon and Oregon Christians, extensive notes, bibliography and index. xiii, 543 pp plus the hymn "O Oregon.". ISBN: 0-899007775.
Condition: Fine in brown boards with gilt lettering on the spine in a very near fine dust jacket.