Adventurers of Oregon: A Chronicle of the Fur Trade

Adventurers of Oregon: A Chronicle of the Fur Trade

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Adventurers of Oregon: A Chronicle of the Fur Trade

Adventurers of Oregon: A Chronicle of the Fur Trade

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HISTORIC Oregon emerges from myth. Over the region of those "continuous woods" which shrouded the true River of the West, the romancings of ancient mariners had spread the mirage of a great inland waterway called the Strait of Anian. This waterway threaded the continent from sea to sea, among wondrous isles gorgeous with palaces, and linked Europe to Asia. Into the Strait of Anian, so the legend ran -- and gathered magic as it ran -- flowed a mighty river, the River of the West. This river had its source in the Mountains of Bright Stones, in the heart of the continent, and its broad. equable tide was well adapted to bear fleets of treasure ships into the strait that made so convenient a short cut between Spain and the sublime East.

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