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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » West

Travel and Westward Expansion

is a collection of 50 books written in the 19th century that offer travelers' impressions of various parts of the U.S. or western territories. (Library of Congress)

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A number of particularly important books about the West were produced by or for the federal government, a reflection of the decisive role the government played in surveying and mapping the Western lands and in plotting the trajectories of conquest and settlement through military activity and railroad sponsorship.
Page 74b from 'Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries.' Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by the

Exploration of the Colorado River

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