Stern wheelers Up Columbia

Stern wheelers Up Columbia
Author: Randall Vause Mills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9780803258747
Category: Columbia River
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Columbia

The Columbia
Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
Publsiher: Epicenter Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-15
ISBN: 1935347926
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Columbia Book Excerpt:

The Columbia commemorates the disciplining and conversion of a wilderness river from a water passageway to a powerhouse and a source of irrigation. Here is the story of its explorers who came by boat and by foot: the bickering and battles between Hudson's Bay Company and Astor's fur trappers, the settlers that turned politicians to keep the Oregon Territory in the U.S. and to make two states out of it, the coming of steamboats, the potent force of the railways, and later the highways. The Columbia follows the story of the canals, locks, and dams which flooded old landmarks to give new pioneers farm lands and electricity, and the story of the settlement of the Pacific Northwest.

Stern wheelers Up Columbia

Stern wheelers Up Columbia
Author: Randall Vause Mills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1947
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Paddle steamers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Columbia Plain

The Great Columbia Plain
Author: Donald W. Meinig
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2016-03-18
ISBN: 0295805196
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Columbia Plain Book Excerpt:

Dismissed in early years as a wasteland, the rolling open country that covers the interior parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho is today one of the richest farmlands in the nation. This work is the story of its transformation. Meinig traces all of the aspects of its development by combining geographic description with historical narrative.

To the Columbia Gateway

To the Columbia Gateway
Author: Peter J. Lewty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To the Columbia Gateway Book Excerpt:

To the Columbia Gateway captures the excitement of the 19th-century frontier, covering the origins of the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Oregon Railway and Navigation companies, the rise and fall of Henry Villard's first empire, and the completion of the transcontinental tracks that converged on the Columbia Gateway in the late 19th century.

Steamboats on Northwest Rivers

Steamboats on Northwest Rivers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Caxton Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780870045615
Category: Inland water transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steamboats on Northwest Rivers Book Excerpt:

To pilot their craft completely by hand along the settlements, taking goods to market and bringing a little civilization back, becoming legendary among the pioneer river-dwellers. Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Transportation and the American People

Transportation and the American People
Author: H. Roger Grant
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 0253043360
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation and the American People Book Excerpt:

This “outstanding contribution to transportation history” chronicles the evolution of American mobility from stagecoaches to buses and airplanes (Choice). Transportation is the unsung hero of American history. Stagecoaches, waterways, canals, railways, busses, and airplanes revolutionized much more than just the way people got around; they transformed the economic, political, and social aspects of everyday life. In Transportation and the American People, renowned historian H. Roger Grant tells the story of American transportation from its slow, uncomfortable, and often dangerous beginnings to the speed and comfort of travel today. Early advances like stagecoaches and canals allowed traders, businesses, and industries to expand across the nation, setting the stage for modern developments like transcontinental railways and busses that would forever reshape the continent. Grant provides a compelling and thoroughly researched narrative of the social history of travel, shining a light on the role transportation played in shaping the country as well as the people who helped build it.

Northwest Passages

Northwest Passages
Author: William F. Willingham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northwest Passages Book Excerpt:

NORTHWEST.

The Great Medicine Road Part 3

The Great Medicine Road  Part 3
Author: Michael L. Tate
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 0806160233
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Medicine Road Part 3 Book Excerpt:

In the years after the discovery of gold in California, thousands of fortune seekers made their way west, joining the greatest mass migration in American history. The gold fields were only one destination, as emigrants pushed across the Great Plains, Great Basin, and Oregon Territory in unprecedented numbers, following the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails to the verdant Willamette Valley or Mormon settlements in the Salt Lake Valley. “Seeing the Elephant” they often called the journey, referring to the wondrous sights and endless adventures met along the way. The firsthand accounts of those who made the trip between 1850 and 1855 that are collected in this third volume in a four-part series speak of wonders and adventures, but also of disaster and deprivation. Traversing the ever-changing landscape, these pioneers braved flooded rivers, endured cholera and hunger, and had encounters with Indians that were often friendly and sometimes troubled. Rich in detail and diverse in the experiences they relate, these letters, diary excerpts, recollections, and reports capture the voices of women and men of all ages and circumstances, hailing from states far and wide, and heading west in hope and desperation. Their words allow us to see the grit and glory of the American West as it once appeared to those who witnessed its transformation. Michael L. Tate begins the volume with an introduction to this middle phase of the trails’ history. A headnote and annotations for each document sketch the author’s background and reasons for undertaking the trip and correct and clarify information in the original manuscript. The extensive bibliography identifies sources and suggests further reading.

Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. House
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Public Works Appropriations for 1959

Public Works Appropriations for 1959
Author: United States. Congress. House Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1730
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearings Book Excerpt:

Statements of Members of Congress organizations and interested individuals

Statements of Members of Congress  organizations  and interested individuals
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public works
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statements of Members of Congress organizations and interested individuals Book Excerpt:

Public Works Appropriations for 1958

Public Works Appropriations for 1958
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 760
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public works
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Come Hell and High Water

Come Hell and High Water
Author: Gordon H. Warren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Tenderfoot in Montana

A Tenderfoot in Montana
Author: Francis McGee Thompson
Publsiher: Montana Historical Society
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780972152228
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tenderfoot in Montana Book Excerpt:

Frank Thompson vividly recalls his experiences in gold-rush era Montana, where sought his fortune, served in the first territorial legislature, and met some of the territory's most notorious road agents.

Exploring Washington s Past

Exploring Washington s Past
Author: Ruth Kirk,Carmela Alexander
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 566
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780295974439
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Washington s Past Book Excerpt:

A traveler's guide to Washington state, focusing on historical sites. Sections on various regions describe local history, with entries on towns and sites offering information on festivals, museums, and historic districts. Contains b&w photos, and a chronology. c. Book News Inc.

The Old Oregon Country

The Old Oregon Country
Author: Oscar Osburn Winther
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1950-01-01
ISBN: 9780803252189
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Oregon Country Book Excerpt:

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.

Going Places

Going Places
Author: Carlos A. Schwantes,St Louis Mercantile Library Endowed Professor in Transportation Studies Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780253342027
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places Book Excerpt:

The author explores the role of transporation in shaping the American West, covering planes, trains, and automobiles, in a richly illustrated study that examines the interconnections between society and modes of transportations, the development of the American highway and rail systems, waterways, and more. (Transportation)

In Mountain Shadows

In Mountain Shadows
Author: Carlos A. Schwantes
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 9780803292413
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Mountain Shadows Book Excerpt:

Idaho is now seen as one of the most intriguing and attractive states in the Union. Any view of the Gem State is likely to be broadened and deepened by this superbly written history of it, In Mountain Shadows. Carlos A. Schwantes illustrates the extent to which Idahoans have always been divided by geography, transportation patterns, religion, and history. Although the state motto should have been "Divided We Stand," as he says in affectionate jest, it is also true that Idahoans come together on some basics—on avoiding crowds and maintaining the good life close to scenic mountains and streams. Schwantes reaches back to 1805, when Lewis and Clark were among the first white men to enter present-day Idaho. He describes the Indians then living in the Great Basin and Plateau, and proceeds through layers of history to show how fur traders, missionaries, and overland emigrants defined the land that became a territory in 1863 and, finally, a state in 1890. The vigilantism, Indian wars, mining booms and busts, and an-imosity toward Mormons and Chinese immigrants that marked the territorial years gave way to more troubles in the early years of statehood: an economic downturn, industrial violence, political protest. The arrival of automobiles promised to end isolation, but the formidable terrain slowed the building of north-south highways, just as it had railroads. Nevertheless, future Idaho would be a product of engineering and witness the coming of irrigation systems and hydroelectric plants. Schwantes brings his history through the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, noting everyday life, colorful personalities, political and economic cycles, raging controversies, and current trends.