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

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Macmillan, Aug 19, 2000 - History - 478 pages
This book chronicles the discovery, exploration, and settlement of America's Pacific Northwest, the area that was known in the first half of the nineteenth century as "Oregon Country."It tells the story of an expanding America, an America whose history would also include eccentrics like Hall Jackson Kelley, who followed his vision by walking across Mexico and Mexican California to get to Oregon, the land of his dreams.He returned home to Cambridge Massachusetts quite mad writing about Oregon Country for the rest of his life
 

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The story of the European settlement of the Oregon Country (modern-day Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and western Wyoming) probably starts as early as 1543, when a Spanish explorer is supposed to ... Read full review

Contents

Maps
10
Introduction
17
Prologue
23
Part One SEALANES
25
Part Two ASTORIA
71
Part Three WILDERNESS CROSSINGS
137
Part Four OUT TO ARCADIA
247
Part Five MEDICINE ROAD
335
Epilogue
445
Sources
451
Bibliography
454
Index
463
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