Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The West

Since moving to the West I've been reading a lot of books about Lewis & Clark and the founding of Oregon.... and I really like this quote from John Fleck's blog, which seems to sum up all the noble and unseemly things done to overtake this place:

From Larry Calloway:

I asked Wallace Stegner if he could define the history of the West, expecting a Frontier Thesis answer consistent with his Wilderness Letter and “the geography of hope.” He leaned forward as cool as his heavy drift of snowy hair and said:

“One big real estate deal.”

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