Oregon for the Curious

Author: Ralph Friedman
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 9780870042225
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Directs the unhurried traveller to historic sites, recreational areas, and other places of interest in the scenically diverse regions of Oregon

Snake River Country

Author: Bill Gulick
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 9780870042157
Format: PDF
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Stunning photographs and text combine to narrate the history of the Snake River and its watershed

Idaho Adventure

Author: Nancy Wilper Tacke
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1586858009
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Idaho Adventure is a multi-media textbook program for 4th grade Idaho studies. The program is based on Idaho's Content Standards for social studies and teaches civics, history, geography, and economics. The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history.

With Golden Visions Bright Before Them

Author: Will Bagley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806187751
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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During the mid-nineteenth century, a quarter of a million travelers—men, women, and children—followed the “road across the plains” to gold rush California. This magnificent chronicle—the second installment of Will Bagley’s sweeping Overland West series—captures the danger, excitement, and heartbreak of America’s first great rush for riches and its enduring consequences. With narrative scope and detail unmatched by earlier histories, With Golden Visions Bright Before Them retells this classic American saga through the voices of the people whose eyewitness testimonies vividly evoke the most dramatic era of westward migration. Traditional histories of the overland roads paint the gold rush migration as a heroic epic of progress that opened new lands and a continental treasure house for the advancement of civilization. Yet, according to Bagley, the transformation of the American West during this period is more complex and contentious than legend pretends. The gold rush epoch witnessed untold suffering and sacrifice, and the trails and their trials were enough to make many people turn back. For America’s Native peoples, the effect of the massive migration was no less than ruinous. The impact that tens of thousands of intruders had on Native peoples and their homelands is at the center of this story, not on its margins. Beautifully written and richly illustrated with photographs and maps, With Golden Visions Bright Before Them continues the saga that began with Bagley’s highly acclaimed, award-winning So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812–1848, hailed by critics as a classic of western history.