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Old Oregon Country: A History of Frontier Trade, Transportation, & Travel

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The Pacific Northwest, the old Oregon country, was one of the most remote and inaccessible frontier areas, but it was also known to be rich in natural resources. The opening up of this region is a story of courage, endurance, and pioneer enterprise. Transportation in this rugged country was a problem to the settlers who would promote commerce and travel, just as it was a problem to the earlier fur traders. The construction of roads and development of water routes progressed through the years until the railroad finally came to the Northwest, but at no time did the scarcity of roads prevent settlers from pushing back the frontier. Here the whole story of travel and travelers in this region is told for the first time. The book is based largely on primary sources and, as such, is a contribution to history. As an account of courage and ingenuity, transportation monopoly against transportation monopoly, and man versus nature, it is fascinating reading. University Professor of History at Indiana University, O. O. Winther is the author of Express and Stagecoach Days in California and Via Western Express and Stagecoach.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803252189
Author:
Winther, Oscar Osbur
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Winther, Oscar O.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19690131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
8.00x5.00x.86 in. .93 lbs.

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