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West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration

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View Resource American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement: A Digital Library and Learning Center

With over 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, the American Journeys Digital Library and Learning Center is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services and by private donors. Much of the work was done at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin, and visitors with an interest in digital projects and their creation...

https://americanjourneys.org/
View Resource The Center of the American West

Understanding what exactly the American West is about is a thorny question, whether it be approached from a historical viewpoint, an ecological framework, or even what the region means to the American populace. Looking at the American West through these lenses (and several others) is what the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado is largely about. Organized in 1989, the Center...

https://www.centerwest.org/
View Resource Legends of America

Summer is quickly making an exit in anticipation of fall's blustery arrival, but that doesn't mean it is too late for a trip to the American West. This site, developed and maintained by Kathy Weiser, may provide the inspiration visitors need to pack up and make a move out to one of the Western states. Legends of America was inspired by Weiser's love for history and travel, and as such, contains a...

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/
View Resource Meeting of Frontiers

The Library of Congress has a section on its website called the University of Alaska Fairbanks: Maps, which happens to be a digitized collection of maps of Alaska and the polar regions from the Rare Map Collection at the Rasmuson Library. The website is in both Russian and English. The maps range in age from 16th century speculative map making to the era of the gold rush, and provide a good look...

http://frontiers.loc.gov:8081/intldl/mtfhtml/mfdigcol/uafmp....