Settling the frontier along the Oregon-California Trail: An examination of settlement patterns in southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming

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Title:
Settling the frontier along the Oregon-California Trail: An examination of settlement patterns in southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming
Author:
Harvey, Jonathan Craig, 1954-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Oregon-California Trail is viewed as a transportation system that connected the Missouri River settlements with the Northwest Territory. The trail carried thousands of people westward, and furnished economic opportunities to enterprising people who operated ferries, trading posts, and other trail support services. The study investigates the transferability of John C. Hudson's North Dakota town formation model presented in Plains Country Towns to an area defined by emigration trails. A settlement database is utilized to examine area development over time, and explores the relationship between settlement patterns, the trail, and the railroad. It shows that water, not market access via the trail and railroad, was the primary settlement location influence, and that Hudson's model is not transferable due to different railroad development objectives. Railroads were initially interested in getting through the area, not developing a structure to harvest agriculture products from the adjacent hinterlands. Trail location was not a primary criteria used during the site selection process.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
History, United States.; Geography.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Geography and Regional Development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bonine, Michael E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSettling the frontier along the Oregon-California Trail: An examination of settlement patterns in southeastern Idaho and western Wyomingen_US
dc.creatorHarvey, Jonathan Craig, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Jonathan Craig, 1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Oregon-California Trail is viewed as a transportation system that connected the Missouri River settlements with the Northwest Territory. The trail carried thousands of people westward, and furnished economic opportunities to enterprising people who operated ferries, trading posts, and other trail support services. The study investigates the transferability of John C. Hudson's North Dakota town formation model presented in Plains Country Towns to an area defined by emigration trails. A settlement database is utilized to examine area development over time, and explores the relationship between settlement patterns, the trail, and the railroad. It shows that water, not market access via the trail and railroad, was the primary settlement location influence, and that Hudson's model is not transferable due to different railroad development objectives. Railroads were initially interested in getting through the area, not developing a structure to harvest agriculture products from the adjacent hinterlands. Trail location was not a primary criteria used during the site selection process.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHistory, United States.en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography and Regional Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBonine, Michael E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1381777en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34260729en_US
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