Tales in Geography: John C. Frémont Charts the West

“We had accomplished an object of laudable ambition, and beyond the strict order of our instructions. We had climbed the loftiest peak of the Rocky Mountains, and…standing where never human foot had stood before, felt the exultation of first explorers.” John C. Frémont around 1842 (Jackson and Spence, 1970, p. 45). These are the words […]