The Last Wilderness

The Last Wilderness

by Murray Morgan
     
 

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First published in 1955, this book tells the lively and entertaining story of the Olympic Peninsula, "the fist of land thrust north between Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, a wilderness area of six thousand square miles, as large as the state of Massachusetts, more rugged than the Rockies, its lowlands blanketed by a cool jungle of fir and pine and cedar, its

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First published in 1955, this book tells the lively and entertaining story of the Olympic Peninsula, "the fist of land thrust north between Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, a wilderness area of six thousand square miles, as large as the state of Massachusetts, more rugged than the Rockies, its lowlands blanketed by a cool jungle of fir and pine and cedar, its peaks bearing hundreds of miles of living ice that gave rise to swift rivers alive with giant salmon; the first land in the Pacific Northwest to be reported by explorers, the last to be mapped—the last wilderness." Murray Morgan has recorded the epic adventures of the pioneers of this remote region in this rousing and humor-filled saga, one that should capture the imagination of Americans everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

New York Herald Tribune
So good a book as this will inevitably bring many new visitors..Those who have read this book will have an excellent knowledge of an historical background that is probably as fascinating as that of any other region, West or East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295953199
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Edition description:
1st paperback ed.]
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
754,846
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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