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E-books listed by writer:

Ager, Waldemar:
Trail: Wisconsin

Angelou, Maya:
Trail: Arkansas

Audubon, John James:
Trails: Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Utah

Baum, L. Frank:
Trails: District of Columbia, Kansas, Utah

Beecher, Edward: 
Trail: Illinois

Beecher, Henry Ward:
Trail: New York

Bierce, Ambrose: and
Trail: Indiana (or can be added to Ohio)

Burroughs, Edgar Rice: and
Trails: California, Idaho

Cather, Willa:
Trails: Nebraska, New Mexico

Chesnutt, Charles:
Trails: North Carolina

Cody, “Buffalo Bill”:
Trail: Wyoming

Cooper, James Fenimore:
Trail: New Jersey

Crane, Stephen:
Trails: Florida, New Jersey

Darling, Ding:
Trail: Florida

DuBois, W.E.B.:
Trail: Massachusetts

Dunbar, Paul Laurence:
Trail: Ohio

Eiseley, Loren:
Trail: Nebraska

Ellison, Ralph:
Trail: Oklahoma

Emerson, Ralph Waldo:
Trail: Massachusetts

Fairchild, David:
Trail: Florida

Field, Eugene:
Trail: Missouri

Fitzgerald, F. Scott:
Trails: Alabama, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina

Fletcher, John Gould:
Trail: Arkansas

Fortier, Alcee:
Trail: Louisiana

Franklin, Benjamin:
Trail: Pennsylvania

Frost, Robert: and
Trails: Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Mexico (Bynner stop), Texas, Vermont

Grey, Zane:
Trails: Arizona, Ohio

Guest, Edgar A.:
Trail: Florida (Las Olas stop)

Harris, Joel Chandler:
Trail: Georgia

Hawthorne, Nathaniel:
Trail: Massachusetts

Hemingway, Ernest:
Trails: Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas

Henry, O.:
Trails: North Carolina, Texas

Hugo, Richard:
Trails: Montana, Washington

James, Will:
Trail: Nevada

James, William:
Trail: Massachusetts

Jeffers, Robinson: and
Trail: California

Jefferson, Thomas: and (Declaration of Independence)
Trails: District of Columbia, Virginia

Jewett, Sarah Orne: 
Trail: Maine

Keller, Helen:
Trail: Alabama

Kennedy, John F.: and
Trail: Massachusetts

L’Amour, Louis:
Trail: North Dakota

Lazarus, Emma:
Trail: New York

Lewis and Clark:
Trail: Oregon

Lewis, Sinclair:
Trails: Minnesota, Texas (Harry Ransom Center)

Lincoln, Abraham:
Trail: Illinois

London, Jack:
Trails: Alaska, California, Texas (Harry Ransom Center)

Low, Juliette Gordon:
Trail: Georgia

Madison, James:
Trail: Virginia

McKay, Claude:
Trail: New York

Meeker, Ezra:
Trail: Washington

Mencken, H.L.:
Trail: Maryland

Merrick, George:
Trail: Florida

Millay, Edna St. Vincent:
Trails: Maine, New Mexico (Bynner stop)

Muir, John:
Trails: Alaska, California, Wisconsin

Munzer, Martha:
Trail: Florida

Nash, Ogden:
Trail: Maryland

Neihardt, John:
Trail: Illinois

O’Neill, Rose Cecil:
Trail: Missouri

Poe, Edgar Allan:
Trails: Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Pyle, Howard:
Trail: Delaware

Rogers, Will:
Trails: California, Oklahoma

Roosevelt, Theodore:
Trail: North Dakota, Virginia

Russell, Charles M.:
Trails: Montana, Texas (Stark Museum of Art)

Sandburg, Carl: 
Trails: Illinois, North Carolina

Schultz, James Willard: and
Trails: Arizona, Montana

Service, Robert:
Trail: Alaska

Stafford, William:
Trail: Oregon

Stein, Gertrude:
Trails: California, Texas (Harry Ransom Center)

Stevens, Wallace
Trails: Connecticut, Pennsylvania

Stevenson, Robert Louis:
Trails: California, Georgia

Stowe, Harriet Beecher:
Trails: Connecticut, Ohio

Thoreau, Henry David:
Trails: Massachusetts

Truth, Sojourner:
Trail: Michigan

Twain, Mark:
Trails: Connecticut. Missouri, Nevada

Wallace, Lew:
Trail: New Mexico

Washington, Booker T.:
Trails: Virginia, West Virginia

Wharton, Edith:
Trail: Massachusetts

Wilder, Laura Ingalls:
Trails: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Williams, Miller: and
Trail: Arkansas

Wolfe, Thomas:
Trail: North Carolina