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Range of glaciers : the exploration and survey of the northern Cascade Range

Author: Fred Beckey
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Oregon Historical Society Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering the mountain area between the Columbia and Fraser rivers, this volume brings together the experiences of a wide range of explorers, from the Native Americans who walked the first mountain trails to the Forest Service employees who traveled and mapped the land extensively. In between there were traders and trappers of the Hudson's Bay Company; men searching for railroad passes, wagon routes, or gold; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Surveys
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Beckey
ISBN: 0875952437 9780875952437
OCLC Number: 39498801
Awards: Winner of Washington State Book Award (Nonfiction) 2004
Description: xvi, 527 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Murray Morgan --
First Inhabitants and Early Settlers --
Mapping the Unknown and Early Exploration --
"Absolute Lordes and Proprietors": The Hudson's Bay Company and the Fur Trade --
McClellan's Railroad-Pass Survey, 1853-1854 --
The First Wagon Roads --
Indian Wars in the Cascades --
A Mountainous Crown Colony: British Columbia and the Cascades --
Surveyors and Railroad Engineers --
Along the Forty-ninth Parallel: The Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1858 --
Along the Forty-ninth Parallel: The Northwest Boundary Survey, 1859-1862 --
Legacy of the Land Grants: The Northern Pacific Railroad Surveys --
Army Explorations North of Lake Chelan --
The Great Northern Railway's Search for a Pass --
Miners, Mountaineers, and Tourists --
From Wagon Roads to Highways --
Early Mountaineering on the Volcanos --
Prospectors and the Mining Boom --
Topographers and Geologists --
The Second Northwest Boundary Survey, 1901-1908 --
Managing the Mountain Lands: The Forest Service and Park Service Era, 1895-1950.
Responsibility: Fred Beckey.
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Offers a comprehensive account of the 19th-century exploration and survey of the northern Cascades. This title presents a range of materials from dozens of archives across the United States, Canada,  Read more...

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