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West of the river

Author: Dorothy Gardiner
Publisher: New York : Thomas Y. Crowll Co., 1941.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of the exploration and development of the American continent during the nineteenth century, west from the Missouri River and north of the Santa Fé Trail.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gardiner, Dorothy.
West of the river.
New York, Thomas Y. Crowll Co., 1941
(OCoLC)624266662
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Gardiner
OCLC Number: 1384128
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi pages, 2 leaves, [3]-347 pages : color frontispiece, illustrations, color plates, color portraits, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 On western highways: --
Western country --
River route to the west --
Santa Fe Trail and Bent's Fort --
Great Road, its forts and its travelers --
Part 2 Development of the West: First White men --
Louisiana purchase --
Fur traders --
Oregon, Utah, and California --
Motive power and pack animals --
Wagons and stagecoaches --
Soldiers, freighters, and Pike's Peak --
Mails, express, and telegraph --
Ben Holladay and the "Overland" --
Indian wars --
Pacific Railway.
Responsibility: by Dorothy Gardiner.

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History of the exploration and development of the American continent during the nineteenth century, west from the Missouri River and north of the Santa Fé Trail.

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