Joseph Renshaw Brown: Adventurer on the Minnesota Frontier, 1820-1849

Joseph Renshaw Brown: Adventurer on the Minnesota Frontier, 1820-1849

by Robert Goodman
     
 

Adventurer in reference to Joseph Renshaw Brown, includes careers as soldier, fur trader, entrepreneur, lumberman, founder of cities, politician, speculator, legislator, editor, Indian agent, Minnesota promoter, opportunist and optimist. He was there when Minnesota was the roaring frontier. He often found himself 200 miles from the law, a newspaper on the road. He

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Adventurer in reference to Joseph Renshaw Brown, includes careers as soldier, fur trader, entrepreneur, lumberman, founder of cities, politician, speculator, legislator, editor, Indian agent, Minnesota promoter, opportunist and optimist. He was there when Minnesota was the roaring frontier. He often found himself 200 miles from the law, a newspaper on the road. He was praised, denounced, investigated, applauded, threatened and shot at. This book is a chronicle of life, free enterprise and politics on the frontier a lively, dangerous and different frontier. This story is not only about hard-won successes, whose monuments still stand, but of hard-lost failures that left little trace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883477127
Publisher:
Finney Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.25(d)

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