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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 of the Rocky mountains in the year 1842 ... - Page 73
by John Charles Frémont - 1845 - 693 pages
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Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History: From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume 3

Benson John Lossing, John Fiske, Woodrow Wilson - United States - 1901
...bee (ftromus, 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 rock and the highest peak of the Kocky Mountains — for a lover of warm sunshine and flowers; and we pleased ourselves with the idea...
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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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Liberty for All?

Joy Hakim - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 160 pages
...bee (bromus, the bumble bee) came winging his flight from the eastern valley, and lit upon the knee of one of the men. It was a strange place, the icy...solitary pioneer to foretell the advance of civilization. A generation was inspired to head west by that writing, which had a magic to it even if it wasn 't...
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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 - Computers - 2004 - 416 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
...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...pioneer to foretell the advance of civilization." The mountain and the bumblebee are both reinvented as portraits of the hero, a billion years of geology...
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