John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire : A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and SurvivalBook - 2014
Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
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Shortly after the return of Lewis and Clark, wealthy fur trader John Jacob Astor attempted to establish a trading empire on the NW Pacific Coast. It all went dramatically wrong: was it the stern ship captain who distrusted his passengers so much he tried to abandon them in the Falkland Islands, w... Read More »