Pacific Destiny: The Three-Century Journey to the Oregon Country

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The Oregon Country! For a century that fabled place, lying somewhere beyond the Rocky Mountains at the farthest reaches of the continent galvanized the American people. Its riches, in furs, timber, fish, and fecund soil for farming, awakened the avarice of nations. Spain, Great Britain, Russia, and the United States all vied for this trackless Eden of the pacific littoral, and not until the 1840s did the Americans claim it once and for all. In these pages are the explorations of the fierce Scots who scaled the mountains ...

Pacific Destiny: The Three-Century Journey to the Oregon Country 2002, Forge

ISBN-13: 9780765303103

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