So Rugged and Mountainous

So Rugged and Mountainous

SKU: 211
$38.00Price

Drawing on a wealth of primary sources-personal letters and journals, government documents, newspaper reports, and folk accounts-Will Bagley tells the story of the remarkable men, women, and children who first traveled "the plains across" from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean between 1812-1848, when American adventurers, explorers, and farmers blazed wagon roads across both the Cascade Range and the Sierra Nevada, making the vainglorious concept of Manifest Destiny into a flesh-and-blood reality.