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Author Name    Gibson, James R.

Title   FARMING THE FRONTIER: THE AGRICULTURAL OPENING OF THE OREGON COUNTRY, 1786-1846.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1985

ISBN Number    0774802197 / 9780774802192

Seller ID   28396

265 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations, tables. "(P)rovides the first comprehensive history of the agricultural development of the Oregon Country. Based on extensive research in primary source materials including Hudson's Bay Company documents, missionary records, and military and private papers, (this book) traces the crucial transition of the Pacific Northwest from a fur-trading outpost to an agricultural settlement - a process which also saw the shift from British to American jurisdiction in the area. Gibson explores the reasons for the development of farming, describes the localities where farming took place, and discusses the degree of its success or failure, placing particular emphasis on geographical factors such as terrain, climate, and soil type. The statistical material he has compiled adds a quantitative dimension to his findings and presents important new information about the fur trade west of the Rockies." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small tear and two tiny tears archivally taped.

Agriculture,  Oregon,  Land  Settlement,  Colonization,  Hudson's  Bay  Company,  Farming,  Farms,  Governor  George  Simpson,  Puget  Sound,  Cowlitz  Portage,  Puget's,  Pioneers,  Willamette  Valley,  Homesteads,  Lower  Columbia,  Missionaries,  Indians,  Native  People,  American  Board  Of  Commissioners  For  Foreign  Missions,  Astoria,  Beaver  House,  Boundary  Settlement,  California,  Canad,  Cascade  Mountains,  Columbia  Brigade,  Columbia  River,  Cowlitz  Farm,  James  Douglas,  England,  Fort  Colvile,  Fort  George,  Fort  Hall,  Fort  Langley,  Fort  Nez  Perces,  Nisqually,  Okanagan,  Vancouver,  Fraser  River,  Fur  Trade,  Trading  Posts,  Hawii,  Lapwai,  London,  Archibald  McDonald,  John  McLoughlin,  Mountain  Men,  New  Caledonia,  North  West  Company,  Peter  Ogden,  Pacific  Ocean,  Fur  Company,  Rocky  Mountains,  Russian  America,  Russian-American  Company,  Salmon,  Sandwich  Islands,  Sitka,  Asa  Smith,  Henry  Spalding,  William  Tolmie,  John  Townsend,  United  States,  Tshimakain,  Mervyn  Vavasour,  Waiilatpu,  Elkanah  Walker,  Henry  Warre,  Wascopan,  Marcus  Whitman,  Marcissa,  Charles  Wilkes,  Nathaniel  Wyeth. 

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