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    The life and times of Patrick Gass
    Creation Date: 1859, , 2000
    Catalog ID: 2013.154.80
    Call Number: 979.512/J15L/2000
    280 page facsimile edition (23.5x16 cm.) of J.G. Jacob's 1859 illustrated biography of Patrick Gass, sole survivor of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Includes illustrations and frontispiece (portrait). Originally published in Wellsburg, VA; facsimile published in Mansfield Centre, CT in 2000.
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    "Johnson's Oregon and Washington"
    Creation Date: 1873
    Catalog ID: 2008.0.2553.6
    Call Number: MAPB/PN/1873
    Polychromatic map of the Pacific Northwest depicting the boundaries of Washington Territory and Oregon in 1873. Map shows: general topography, mountain passes, rivers, Indian Tribes, forts, towns, railroads, county boundaries, and major mining areas. The proposed route of the Northern Pacific Railroad across Yakima Pass, the exploration routes of General Palmer, Lt. John Mullan, and the route of George Gibbs across Naches Pass in 1853 are indicated. Originally published in Johnson's Atlas, plate no. 78. Scale: 1.5 inches = 60 miles.
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    [Roald Amundsen, Portrait]
    Catalog ID: 1933.105.1
    Call Number: PHOTO-A 1933.105.1
    Sepia toned undated photographic image, a studio portrait of the head and shoulders of Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) inscribed to D.E. Crowley, taken by Loman Brothers of Nome, AK. He is wearing a cloth parka lined with fur. A braided rope is draped over his shoulders.
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    The Meriwether Lewis mystery
    Creation Date: 1971
    Catalog ID: 2013.154.68.1
    Call Number: 979.512/H323m/1971
    Illustrated book (24x16.5 cm.) written for juveniles by Wilma Pitchford Hays. A biography of Meriwether Lewis, leader (with William Clark) of the expedition to the Pacific, 1804-1806. Includes maps and portraits. Published in Philadelphia in 1971. Includes index.
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    Undaunted courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
    Creation Date: ca. 1996
    Catalog ID: 1998.40.3
    Call Number: 917.8042/Am18u/1996|ISBN 0-684-81107-3
    511 p.; ill., maps; 24.5 cm.; Includes bibliographical references and index
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    [Map of North America]
    Creation Date: 1761
    Catalog ID: 2003.16.95
    Call Number: MAPC/NA/1761
    Annotated, British map of North America, depicting the area from California/Southwestern United States to the Arctic Circle, dated 1761. The western portion of North America is shown as largely unexplored, and indicated as: "These Parts are Intirely Unknown". California and surrounding area is referred to as: "New Albion". The area of eastern Canada is referred to as: "New Britain". Major (known) geographic features, and Indian Tribes are indicated. Areas in North America claimed by England, Spain, and France are indicated by colored boundaries. A key is lacking. Textual annotations include information related to British exploration, colonization, and the Indian/French wars.
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    John Mullan : the tumultuous life of a western road builder
    Creation Date: 2014
    Catalog ID: 2015.51.1
    Call Number: 623.62092/P442j/2014
    336 page illustrated biography (23x15 cm.) of John Mullan, written by Keith C. Petersen. Mullan, builder of the Northwest's first engineered highway, which eventually became Interstate 90. The biography probes the explorer's complex personality, Includes maps bibliographical information and index. Published in Pullman, WA in 2014.
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    Map of the Country West of Dakota to the Pacific Ocean: From the Latest Explorations and Surveys: To Accompany the Report of Thos. H. Canfield, Director, Northern Pacific R.R.
    Creation Date: May 1870
    Catalog ID: 1997.10.95.2
    Call Number: MAPC/USW/1870
    Map of the Northwest Territories (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming) showing the survey and exploration routes of Thomas H. Canfield and the Northern Pacific Railroad, May 1870. Earlier survey routes of Stevens, McClelland and other surveyors are also indicated. Canfield and the Northern Pacific routes are prominently outlined in red. Major geographic features, forts, military camps, cities and Indian Tribes are shown. Two smaller insert maps located at the top of the larger survey map depict the following: Compressed View of "Our Northwest Territories" (right corner) and "Map of San Juan Haro Archipelago" showing the boundaries claimed by the United States and Great Britian (left corner). Two, small supplemental tables are also present. They include: "Table of Distances", indicating distances between major cities, located at top center of the map, and table of "Navigable Waterline and Shoreline of the Basin of the Winnipeg," located to the right of the dist
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    "Voyages made in the years 1788 and 1798, from China to the North West Coast of America."
    Creation Date: 1790
    Catalog ID: 1918.15.9
    Call Number: 979.511 M463v
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    Martin Kilian papers
    Creation Date: 1914-1933, 1915-1933
    Catalog ID: 1992.31.13
    Call Number: MsSC 121
    Martin Kilian was born in Seattle, Washington in 1897. In 1915, at the age of 17, Martin Kilian left Seattle for Alaska with his brother Hermann to work in the whaling trade. Traveling on the same ship as his brother, who was an engineer, Martin and rest of the crew of the vessel Polar Bear encountered renown Canadian/Icelandic Explorer, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, near Banks Land. Proceeding toward Herschell Island, Stefansson made arrangements with the Captain of the Polar Bear to purchase the vessel and hire part of the crew for explorations of the Arctic and Northern Alaska. Both Martin and Hermann were among the crew members selected by Stefansson for the journey. Martin Kilian spent the next four years with Stefansson and his Chief Lieutenant Storker Storkerson in mapping the northern coasts of Alaska and other scientific projects and explorations. Hermann Kilian spent three years with Stefansson and returned to Seattle a year earlier than Martin. Martin’s return to Seattle in 1919 received considerable attention in the local press, although accounts of his Arctic journeys had also been publicized a year earlier through letters sent by both Hermann and Martin to their parents and excerpted in the local newspapers. Of particular interest to the media was Kilian’s account of his eight-month voyage on an Arctic ice floe in 1917. Working later as a Second Mate on a trading vessel bound for Russia, Kilian made news again in 1921 when he was one of 16 survivors of a fire that sank the power schooner Kamchatka off the Aleutian Peninsula. In 1928, Kilian turned his back on a life at sea and began to develop and manage Ohanapecosh Hot Springs, a resort area in the Mt. Rainier National Park. He operated this facility, which consisted of a few dozen cabins, lodge, bathhouse, and store, for 32 years while residing in the nearby town of Eatonville. After selling his holdings at Ohanapecosh in 1960, Kilian pursued a number of public positions in Eatonville, including posts as a town councilman, school board director, and policeman. When he died at the age of 80 in 1977, Martin Kilian was believed to be the last surviving member of the Stefansson expedition. The papers of Martin Kilian include books, correspondence, narrative accounts, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications that cover the years 1897 to 1977. See also related photographs: S1992.48.2