Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents, Maps and Illustrations

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pp. v-vii

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Introduction {Includes Maps]

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pp. ix-xiv

The lure of the West is an indelible part of American history, legend, and folklore. The cast of characters and human drama associated with the development of the United States and its expansion westward to fill the continent have shaped American character and values. They have defined what America is; sadly, for others they have illustrated what...

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The Diary

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pp. 1-124

March 9th 1857—Left home with the intention of being absent longer than any previous trip I had ever taken from my own fireside. Still I had none of those feelings which usually possess me at parting with my nearest and dearest of friends and relatives. I had no realizing sence of any protracted absence more than I would feel on going to my...

Index

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pp. 125-130