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Early within the 19th century, the mountain males emerged as a small yet specified workforce whose wisdom and event of the trans-Mississippi West prolonged the nationwide attention to continental dimensions. although Lewis and Clark blazed a slim hall of geographical truth, the West remained principally terra incognita until eventually trappers and traders--Jim Bridger, equipment Carson, Tom Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith--opened paths during the snow-choked mountain barren region. They opened the way in which west to Fremont and performed an important function within the pivotal years of 1845-1848 while Texas was once annexed, the Oregon query used to be determined, and the Mexican conflict ended with the Southwest and California in American fingers, the Pacific Ocean changing into our western boundary.

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