By William R Sanford
After the U.S. bought the Louisiana Territory in 1803, the younger kingdom wanted courageous pioneers to discover this sizeable uncharted land. Zebulon Pike, a tender frontier soldier, welcomed the problem. Heading southwest from St. Louis, Missouri, Pike led an day trip throughout rolling prairies ahead of arriving on the towering mountains. Pike grew to become the 1st American to discover the southern Rocky Mountains, recording distinctive maps. the top top within the variety, which he by no means reached himself, now bears his name—Pikes height. Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. eco-friendly discover the lifetime of this American trailblazer.
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