Tag: Lake Tahoe
After a brief hiatus, Facial Hair Friday is back with a special Valentine’s week post! When Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri wanted to encourage Americans to emigrate to the west as part of the Manifest Destiny movement, he decided that eyewitness descriptions of the landscape were necessary. So in 1842, Benton sent off his son-in-law [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 18, 2011, under Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: american history, facial hair friday, John C. Frémont, Kit Carson, Lake Tahoe, Manifest Destiny, old photos, Senator Thomas Hart Benton, Western exploration