Archive for the ‘Family Books for Sale’ Category

How to Purchase the Family Books

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
We now have an email address dedicated to our family publications.  If you are interested in purchasing Into the Eye of the Setting Sun or any of our other books, send your request to
Include which and how many of the books you would like and your contact information such as: e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number.

Into the Eye of the Setting Sun

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

by Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood
By mail $19.95 At the reunion $15.00

Dorothy Coombs reading from "Into the Eye of the Setting Sun"

Dorothy Coombs reading from “Into the Eye of the Setting Sun”

This is a story about traveling on the Oregon Trail.  The author traveled the Trail in 1843 as a child.  She was too young to keep a journal.  So when she was in her sixties she wrote of things she remembered about the trip.  It’s a good resource for anyone at any age studying the Oregon Trail and early Oregon.  It’s also an enjoyable and captivating story as Charlotte combines an impressive and detailed memory of her childhood perspective with commentary from the broader life view of an adult.

CLICK HERE to see Karl Klooster’s article on Into the Eye of the Setting Sun in the News Register (McMinnville), published 9/20/2008

“Memoirs of Elizabeth Lee Matheny”

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

By mail $3.00 At the Reunion $2.00

The story of Jasper Newton Matheny (youngest child of Daniel Matheny & Mary Cooper Matheny) and his wife, Elizabeth Lee Matheny, when they lived in Mexico