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The Ferrets: A Complete Guide by Diana Geiger which is a very good book that I read at Kindle Unlimited. This book is around 80 pages so is fairly long but still quite succinct. 213 more words


Lewis and Clark

William Clark, and nearly four dozen men that made up the Corps of Discovery, started upstream on the Missouri River to meet up with Meriwether Lewis on May 20, 1804.  1,911 more words

Bear Lake Rendezvous

Review: Melinda Marie Jette's "At the Hearth of the Crossed Races" OSU Press, 2015.

Melinda Marie Jette’s 2015 book, At the Hearth of the Crossed Races, expands upon previous historical analysis of the beginnings of the Oregon territory, the fur trade and tribal relations in Western Oregon. 953 more words

Real Mountain Men

Rendezvous Days in Pinedale, WY celebrates a brief (16 yrs) but exciting period of western Wyoming history when real mountain men carved new paths for westward expansion in their quest for the pelts of the beaver working the local mountain streams.   122 more words


Thomas Jefferson

The Fur Trade/Mountain Man era would have never occurred had it not been for the existence and influence of one Thomas Jefferson. So, let’s backtrack to the beginning by detailing the life of this great leader. 1,257 more words

Bear Lake Rendezvous


This super happy mink in the wild sums up how I am feeling today :)


Because this week (June 2015) the mayor Fernando Haddad of São Paolo, the biggest city in Brazil, signed a historic law that…

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Animal Rights

The Fur-Rich Forests of Canada

William Doyle, The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (2001)

I sometimes feel that a reference to Canada in a book like this doesn’t really “count,” in the sense that it’s not surprising that a book about the history and circumstances of the French Revolution would mention Canada.  452 more words