History that will keep you reading.
Men to Match My Mountains by Irving Stone
Four western states: California, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah are the core of this book.
These states are followed from the years of exploration, settlement, and early statehood. There were the traders. The “gold-fever” victims. Mormons. And the adventure seekers.
Maybe I’m a creature of the West. (Yes, I’m aware I was born and raised east of the Mississippi River.) There’s something about the wide vistas and wild beauty of the land — often with the sight of mountains on the horizon. Perhaps fed by the television shows of my youth, daydreams included horses, and cattle, and wagon trains. (And a handsome cowboy or two.)
Check your local bookstore or library for armchair adventure.