Peter Stark: Astoria
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Join Peter Stark for a reading and signing of his new book, Astoria.
At a time when the edge of American settlement barely reached beyond the Appalachian Mountains, President Thomas Jefferson and millionaire John Jacob Astor foresaw that one day the Pacific would dominate world trade. Just a few years after the Lewis and Clark expedition concluded in 1806, these two visionaries turned their sights westward once again—to settle a colony on the Pacific coast.
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