To the Wide Missouri: Traveling in America During the First Decades of Westward Expansion

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"To the Wide Missouri: Traveling in America During the First Decades of Westward Expansion" by Louis Garavaglia covers the routes and methods that emigrants used to reach the west in the forty-year period following the Louisiana Purchase. Using contemporary maps and the graphic descriptions found in diaries, journals, letters, and newspaper accounts, the author details not only the land and water routes that led settlers to the western country, but also illustrates the hardship, perseverance, humor, and romance that colored ...

To the Wide Missouri: Traveling in America During the First Decades of Westward Expansion 2011, Westholme Publishing, Yardley, Pa.

ISBN-13: 9781594161209

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