Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-125) and index.
What's in it?
Big river : Lewis and Clark descend the Columbia (1805) -- No water : Jedediah Smith crosses the desert (1826) -- Independence Day : Narcissa and Eliza cross the Rockies (1836) -- I have found it! : James Marshall discovers gold (1848) -- Blood on the trail : the Grattan fight (1854) -- They're off! : first ride of the Pony Express (1860) -- A railroad to the moon : completion of the transcontinental railroad (1869) -- We shoot, we ride fast, we shoot again : the Battle of the Little Bighorn (1876) -- Throw up your hands! : showdown in Tombstone (1881) -- Gold! gold! gold! : the Klondike stampede (1897).
What's it about?
Shares ten stories featuring legendary places, events, and characters from the era of westward expansion.