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Explorers of the West
The American West was so vast, it took over a century to adequately explore it. During this time, thousands of people traversed portions of it, some of them losing their lives along the way. The promise of wealth drove some, the adventure of discovering new territories motivated others, and scientific possibilities impelled still more. All of them whatever their reason, brought knowledge and lore home with them.
The explorers combined foolhardiness, bravado, scientific knowledge, physical stamina, zeal for religion or money or territory and a desire for adventure. Famous or infamous, they forged the trails that brought thousands pouring into the West, a place still replete with mystery, history, and promise.
Explorers of the West is a book which opens the door to your own discovery of the West. It tells the tale of these explorers, with maps and illustrations to help you understand the vast expanse of their path.
Booklet, c1997, 33 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.