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Rude Pursuits and Rugged Peaks

Rude Pursuits and Rugged Peaks

by Melvin Rafferty;
SB; 170 pages
In the winter of 1818 Henry Rowe Schoolcraft set out from Potosi, Missouri, to document lead mines in the interior of the Ozarks, then a wilderness of near-virgin forests, limestone cliffs, prairies, and oak savannahs. Intending only to make his fortune by publishing an account of the area's mineral resources, he became the first skilled observer to witness and record frontier life in the Ozarks.
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