Publisher description for Pacific destiny : the three-century journey to the Oregon country / Dale L. Walker.


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This book chronicles the discovery, exploration, and settlement of America's Pacific Northwest, the area that was known in the first half of the nineteenth century as "Oregon Country."It tells the story of an expanding America, an America whose history would also include eccentrics like Hall Jackson Kelley, who followed his vision by walking across Mexico and Mexican California to get to Oregon, the land of his dreams.He returned home to Cambridge Massachusetts quite mad writing about Oregon Country for the rest of his life



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Northwest, Pacific -- Discovery and exploration.
Northwest, Pacific -- History -- 18th century.
Northwest, Pacific -- History -- 19th century.
Oregon -- History -- To 1859.
Explorers -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Pioneers -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Northwest, Pacific.
Fur trade -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.