Wilderness for Sale: The Story of the First Western Land Rush

By: Havinghurst, Walter

Price: $27.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


372 pp., bibliography, 17 illustrations tipped in, index. Brown cloth board with rubbed gold lettering. Pastedowns have map of "The Old North West" extending from the Hurons and West Virginia to Illinois and Missouri. Minor edgewear, corners slightly bumped, textblock curved at spine. DJ sunned and worn along edges with a few small chips at spine and flap ends. Text is light and clean.

Part of the American Procession Series. "In 1795, fifty million acres between the Ohio River, the Great Lakes and the mighty Mississippi were a silent wilderness broken only by open forest meadows. That year Mad Anthony Wayne made the treaty at Fort Greenville by which the few thousands of Indians in the area began their cessions of land. Here is the epic story of how that vast region was settled by an unparalled migration from the east - New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia - and from Europe."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

Title: Wilderness for Sale: The Story of the First Western Land Rush

Author Name: Havinghurst, Walter

Categories: U. S. History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Hastings House, Publishers: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 006322

Keywords: History United States West Ohio Indiana Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Northwest Territories