The Long Riders' Guild

On the Oregon Trail

John and Lulu Beard.JPG John Beard determined as a child that he wanted to see the Wild West from the back of a horse after a visit to Buffalo Bill Cody’s legendary Wild West show.  Yet it was only in 1948 - more than sixty years after seeing the famous American showman - that Beard and his wife Lulu finally set off to follow their dreams.
His book, Saddles East, recounts their 2,500 mile odyssey from Oregon to Missouri through a vast sea of weariness, thirst, hunger, hardship, and danger as the aged equestrians rode down the trail of their pioneer forefathers.

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