Rendezvous system 1820s mountain men would stay in the mountains all winter long. In July, trading companies would send boats and wagon trains up the Mississippi River. For 3 weeks, there would be giant parties with large of liquors and trade for pelts. More efficient way to make money. Fur, trade, bring back, process…. Mountain men could stay up high, make money, and trade in the 3week Summer. Last Rendezvous in 1840-41. Treaty line 1819. Revolution in Mexico -> all of Spain in Mexico. United States had joint occupation with Great Britain at this time. Jim Bridger (1807-1870) discover of Great Salt Lake in 1834. The overland trails (Oregon, Santa Fe) • Black trail following the root of the mountain men. 1840, Bridger established a fort, as wagon trains filled with farmers would go to the Oregon countries and settle in the land of valleys in Portland. 1840s first wagon trains headed westward in California. • Santa Fe trail out of St. Louis. Expanded 1830s-40s. Also brought people westward Oregon Treaty (1846-1847): Negotiating tables split the Line of 1818 further into the Pacific Ocean. North is Bridge Columbia. In the South contained Idaho, Montana, Wyoming…etc Mexican Cession (1848): while the American was successful in the Mexican War, they took control of Santa Fe, marched into California ports.
Toward the Early Preservation Movement – Lecture 6 18:05 Gold as one of the important resources too. Motors planed routes to the west. First continental railroad in 1869 from Omaha, Idaho to California. Waterways and the Iron Horse Transportation required a lot of applied technology. Applied technology of steam power, which had been used for stationary purposes (turning cranks, mills, textile plants), and turned into more complex. National Road. Idea that it would all the way to St. Louis. Basically a wagon raod. “the colossus of development” The pace of change had never been seen in the world before. Things have been changing fast. Not necessarily mentioned at a great thing. John Gast: American Progress 1872. Progress is coming, and wilderness is on the run. Romantic Movement Modern romantic movement began in 1700s and went on through into the 1800s. Greco roman times. Polytheism: gods were in nature. Gods were part of nature. Greeks were thereby perceived as being closer to nature. As well as the Romans. Began in the big cities, where people had become too civilized, and therefore started looking at the nature Jean-Jacques Rousseau Swiss philosopher. Wrote about nature and the virtues of nature. Called himself a primitivist. Strength as nature, and derived as being close to nature. That “god” or “person” who lived so much with strength was, to Rousseau, considered a noble savage. They were to be revered and admired. Lived in Paris, where he had done most of his writing.
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