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A Mighty Man was Jedediah Smith


With the success of The Revenent as a film, and the rebirth of all things fur trade oriented, I thought it might be interesting to focus a blog post on Jedediah Strong Smith, probably the quintessential Mountain Man. Born on January … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Astoria & Empire”


Astoria & Empire. By James P. Ronda. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990. Historians of the American West have long studied the path-breaking establishment of Astoria as a fur-trading post on the Columbia River in 1811 and its short history … Continue reading

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