Frontier History Along Idaho's Clearwater River: Pioneers, Miners & Lumberjacks

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The Clearwater River runs deep through northern Idaho's history. The Nez Perce tribe made its home along the river. Lewis and Clark's journey west took them through the Clearwater. In fact, the Nez Perce made the expedition's voyage from the Clearwater River to the Pacific Ocean possible by teaching them how to make dugout canoes from ponderosa pine logs. Fur traders like John Jacob Astor and William Ashley financed the first American commercial activity on the river, bringing trappers to the area and paving the way for the Oregon Trail. Later came the first gold rush, the Nez Perce war, statehood, homesteaders and the beginning of the logging industry. Join author John Bradbury as he recounts a time when native tribes, explorers, trappers, preachers, miners and lumberjacks made a life along the Clearwater, establishing the area for future generations.
ISBN: 9781626197091
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Idaho
Images: 85
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Bradbury was born in Orofino and reared in a logging town twelve miles north of Pierce City, now known as Pierce. He graduated from the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan Law School. After practicing maritime law for twenty-five years at Seattle and Anchorage, he retired back to Idaho where he taught at Lewis-Clark State College for several years as an adjunct professor. He currently serves on the boards of the Clearwater Historical Society and its museum.