The Last Wilderness
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- Published: 1976 (orig. pub. 1955).
- Subject Listing: Western history
- Bibliographic information: 290 pp., index
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.
“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.” - New York Herald Tribune
“Rollicking Americana, with useful statistics about Congressional actions to preserve this remarkable area.” - Kirkus