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INJURED WAGON MASTER ISN’T RIDING INTO SUNSET

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Despite a broken pelvis, the wagon master of the Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial Wagon Train said his traveling companions "haven't seen the last of me yet."

Jerry Schubert, 62, of Pendleton, Ore., and another man were injured Sunday morning near Declo when the four Percheron draft horses pulling the lead wagon were spooked by calves in a field along Idaho Highway 18.Bjorn Mellroth, 37, of Sacangen, Sweden, who was riding with Schubert, suffered broken ribs.

The two men were in good condition Sunday night, Cassia Memorial Hospital officials said.

Schubert was leading the wagon train on its 73-day, 1,000-mile journey from the Idaho-Wyoming border to Oregon City, Ore., the end of the Oregon Trail. The wagon train has covered more than 200 miles so far.

Assistant Wagon Master Daren Martin, 57, assumed the wagon master's duties and led the wagon train to its evening camp in Burley.

Schubert and Mellroth were thrown from the front seat when the horses bolted. Three people riding in the back of the wagon were unharmed.