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Across the Great Divide : Robert Stuart and the discovery of the Oregon Trail

Author: Laton McCartney
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of Robert Stuart and his trailblazing discovery of the Oregon Trail. Lewis and Clark had struggled across the high Rockies in present-day Montana and Idaho, but their route had been too perilous for wagon trains to follow. Then, six years after the Corps of Discovery returned from the Pacific, Stuart found the route that would make westward migration possible."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCartney, Laton.
Across the Great Divide.
New York : Free Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607070856
Online version:
McCartney, Laton.
Across the Great Divide.
New York : Free Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607838669
Named Person: Robert Stuart; Robert Stuart; Robert 1785-1840 Stuart; Robert Stuart
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laton McCartney
ISBN: 0743249240 9780743249249
OCLC Number: 51898776
Description: viii, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Mr. Astor's Proposal --
2. A Highlander's Progress --
3. Hidden Agenda --
4. In Pursuit of Castor canadensis --
5. Starting Over --
6. Final Preparations --
7. Aboard the Tonquin: New York to the Falkland Islands --
8. Paradise --
9. Arrival --
10. Getting Settled --
11. The Overlanders: From Montreal to the Missouri --
12. Visitors --
13. The Diplomat --
14. The Rainy Season --
15. The Overlanders: From the Missouri to Astoria --
16. Dangerous Passage, Reunion, and Rescue --
17. Bearers of Bad News --
18. Taking Stock --
19. Send-Off --
20. Jeopardy --
21. Up the Columbia --
22. The Snake --
23. Shortcut --
24. Crows --
25. To the Tetons --
26. Hunger --
27. South Pass.
Responsibility: Laton McCartney.
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"The story of Robert Stuart and his trailblazing discovery of the Oregon Trail. Lewis and Clark had struggled across the high Rockies in present-day Montana and Idaho, but their route had been too perilous for wagon trains to follow. Then, six years after the Corps of Discovery returned from the Pacific, Stuart found the route that would make westward migration possible."--Cover.

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