In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea

Author: C. Mark Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483428390

Category: History

Page: 120

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This book is designed to help passengers better understand what the Lewis and Clark expedition experienced during those momentous years of 1804-1806, but also to be able to see through vintage photographs and other images what the members of the Corps of Discovery saw before the rivers were changed forever by hydroelectric dams. It affords an opportunity to travel "in the wake of Lewis and Clark." Leaving St. Louis on May 14, 1804, with thirty-four soldiers, hired voyagers, and Clark's slave, York, they traveled through the unexplored territory and beyond it, to the Pacific Ocean. Their exploits come alive today as cruise ships travel their route up and down the Snake and Columbia Rivers.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 9781438198767

Category: History

Page: 172

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In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery as a scientific expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. The goal was to learn more about the Northwest's natural resources, inhabitants, and possibilities for settlement. The Lewis and Clark expedition was the second recorded transcontinental crossing of North America north of Mexico by white Americans. Their journey was significant in that the first accurate maps of the area were produced, there was a better understanding of the Northwest's natural resources, and they established friendly relations with American Indians. Although they were unable to locate the fabled, elusive Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark's achievements sparked American interest in the West and strengthened the nation's claim to the area.

Wake of the Wind Dancer

Wake of the Wind Dancer

Author: Karl Adams

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440160769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Wake of the Wind Dancer was written from a daily accounting of the journey that Karl Adams took across America in his kayak, the Wind Dancer, and on foot. He followed or closely paralleled the path of seven of Americas early explorers; Lewis and Clark among them. He is the only person known to have covered this entire route by boat and on foot, with no support team or power other than the energy supplied by his own body. Each stroke of his paddles brought an ever changing, panoramic view and a different and challenging adventure; at times humorous and at other times perilous, sometimes even life threatening. When he ran out of waterways he walked, pulling the kayak behind him for three hundred and fifty miles. He took pictures of the interesting and beautiful sights along the way which he used to create a travelogue of his journey to show to his family and friends at the end of his year of travels. Wake of the Wind Dancer is a stimulating, photographic narrative that provides a valuable historical record of his exciting and sometimes harrowing year-long adventure from Oregon to Florida on foot and by kayak!

Westward Whoa

Westward Whoa

Author: Hodding Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002557772

Category: Travel

Page: 299

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Presents an account of the exploits of two modern-day adventurers, who set out via raft, foot, horseback, and rental car to recreate the Lewis and Clark expedition

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

Author: Larry E. Morris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266117

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book tells the compelling story of how Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a sea-to-sea empire gave rise to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which in turn accelerated Westward expansion through mountaineers like Colter and Fitzpatrick, businessmen like Astor and Ashley, soldiers like Fremont and Kearny, and politicians like Floyd and Benton.

Last Voyageur

Last Voyageur

Author: Vince Welch

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594857027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Boatman's Quarterly review: "It will keep you on the edge of your easy chair. You'll want to read this Amos Burg book by Vince Welch more than once, that's for sure." CLICK HERE to download the first 45 pages from, The Last Voyageur (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) “What is this thing in me that enables me to leave comforts and a wide variety of entertainments and feel a strange satisfaction wandering down a cheerless and indifferent river, enduring hardships and eating very little and exposed to all sorts of weather . . . tonight even as I sit shivering and listening to the patter of the rain, I see myself in many places all over the world, wandering like a gull on the winds, working with the ideals of Truth and Beauty as part of my vision to bring these things back with me for other people to see.” -- Amos Burg, Yukon River, July 1928 * Amos Burg ran all the major rivers of the West when they still flowed freely and potential danger was just around the next bend * Part early 20th-century history, part adventure, part biography of the West’s first commercial outdoor guide Amos Burg (1901--1986), a native of Portland, Oregon, was the first to complete transits of the free-flowing, undammed Snake and Columbia Rivers by canoe, and in 1938 he became the first to navigate the length of the Colorado River in a rubber raft. In his daring explorations of waterways from the Southwest up through Canada and into Alaska, Burg is considered to be the only person known to have run all major Western rivers from source to mouth. In The Last Voyageur: Amos Burg and the Rivers of the West author Vince Welch, himself a river guide, weaves a passionate and well-researched narrative using extensive material from Burg’s own rich archives. History buffs, paddlers, and adventure readers alike will delight in this remarkable regional history of the larger-than-life Burg, a quintessential man of the American West and one of the last “voyageurs” of North America’s great waterways.

Dominion from Sea to Sea

Dominion from Sea to Sea

Author: Bruce Cumings

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300154976

Category: Political Science

Page: 664

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America is the first world power to inhabit an immense land mass open at both ends to the world’s two largest oceans—the Atlantic and the Pacific. This gives America a great competitive advantage often overlooked by Atlanticists, whose focus remains overwhelmingly fixed on America’s relationship with Europe. Bruce Cumings challenges the Atlanticist perspective in this innovative new history, arguing that relations with Asia influenced our history greatly. Cumings chronicles how the movement westward, from the Middle West to the Pacific, has shaped America’s industrial, technological, military, and global rise to power. He unites domestic and international history, international relations, and political economy to demonstrate how technological change and sharp economic growth have created a truly bicoastal national economy that has led the world for more than a century. Cumings emphasizes the importance of American encounters with Mexico, the Philippines, and the nations of East Asia. The result is a wonderfully integrative history that advances a strong argument for a dual approach to American history incorporating both Atlanticist and Pacificist perspectives.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000126163165

Category: Law

Page: 1456

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)