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" It was a strange place, the icy rock and the highest peak of the Rocky mountains, for a lover of warm sunshine and flowers; and we pleased ourselves with the idea that he was the first of his species to cross the mountain barrier — a solitary pioneer... "
Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 ... - Page 69
by John Charles Frémont, John Torrey, James Hall, United States. Army. Corps of Engineers - 1845 - 693 pages
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Power and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of ...

F. H. Hinsley - History - 1967 - 416 pages
...expedition west in 1842 toward the ascent of -Fremont Peak. On the summit he happened to see a bumblebee: "It was a strange place, the icy rock and the highest...pioneer to foretell the advance of civilization." This is a touching example of Fremont's habit of authenticating the self through conquest in space....
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Fremont, Pathmarker of the West

Allan Nevins - History - 1992 - 689 pages
...bee (br omits, the humble-bee) came winging his flight from the eastern valley, and lit on the knee of one of the men. It was a strange place, the icy...solitary pioneer to foretell the advance of civilization. Unquestionably the most important lesson taught by the report was its demonstration that the plains...
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Macropolitics of Nineteenth-century Literature: Nationalism, Exoticism ...

Jonathan Arac, Harriet Ritvo - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 309 pages
...bumblebee [sic]) came winging his flight from the eastern valley, and lit on the knee of one of my men. It was a strange place, the icy rock and the...was the first of his species to cross the mountain barrier—a solitary pioneer to foretell the advance of civilization. (175-76) Initially alone on the...
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As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art

Rebecca Solnit - Art - 2001 - 234 pages
...with the ascent of what he called Fremont Peak in the Rockies. On Fremont Peak he saw a bumblebee: "It was a strange place, the icy rock and the highest...barrier, a solitary pioneer to foretell the advance of civilization."7 The mountain and the bumblebee are both reinvented as portraits of the hero, a billion...
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The Greatest Exploration Stories Ever Told: True Tales of Search and Discovery

Darren Brown - Sports & Recreation - 2003 - 397 pages
...flight from the eastern valley, and lit on the knee of one of the men. It was a strange place, the ice rock and the highest peak of the Rocky mountains,...was the first of his species to cross the mountain barrier—a solitary pioneer to foretell the advance of civilization. I believe that a moment's thought...
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As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art

Rebecca Solnit - Social Science - 2003 - 234 pages
...the icv rock and the highest peak ol the Rocky Mountains, for a lover of warm sunshine and (lowers, and we pleased ourselves with the idea that he was...barrier, a solitary pioneer to foretell the advance of civilization."7 The mountain and the bumblebee are both reinvented as portraits of the hero, a billion...
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Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition

David Thorburn, Henry Jenkins - 2004 - 404 pages
...life, prompted ambivalence; a sense of identification with the path-breaking bee dial was probably "the first of his species to cross the mountain barrier, a solitary pioneer foretells the advance of civilization." Concurrentlv, however, the bee provoked a burst of aggression....
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States of Inquiry: Social Investigations and Print Culture in Nineteenth ...

Oz Frankel - History - 2006 - 370 pages
...bee prompted ambivalence; a sense of identification with the path-breaking insect, which was probably "the first of his species to cross the mountain barrier, a solitary pioneer foretells the advance of civilization." Nevertheless, the bee provoked a burst of aggression. "I believe...
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Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

Rebecca Solnit - History - 2008 - 416 pages
An anthology of nearly forty essays, representing the author's work over the past ten years, offers an insightful overview of American politics, current affairs, culture ...
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THE NATIONAL REGISTER

JERMIAH HUGHES - 1846
...bee ftromiu, the humble bee) came winging its flight from the eastern, valley, and lit on the knee of one of the men. It was a strange place, the icy...and flowers; and we pleased ourselves with the idea thnt he %vas the first of his species to cross the mountain barrier — a solitary pioneer to foretell...
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