The Movement to the Far West During the Decade of the Sixties

Dan E. Clark


"The present paper deals in a rather impressionistic fashion with the movement to the far west during the decade of the sixties. This decade has a special interest because it witnessed a westward movement which was surprisingly continuous in spite of a civil war, and because the completion of the first transcontinental railroad at the close of the decade wrought a great change in the conditions of life in the far west. The paper presents a general view of the volume, motives, and characteristics of the migrations of this period, together with some account of the services of communications and transportation."

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