The March of Destiny

In Frank Triplett, Conquering the Wilderness, or, New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America (New York and St. Louis: N. D. Thompson & Company, 1883), frontispiece.

The scene depicts “Pioneer Heroes” in a caravan heading westward. An inset in the upper left portrays migrants crossing the Appalachian mountains in Kentucky, while an inset in the bottom right corner dramatizes the search for gold in California.

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