Restless Optimism, Western Migration, and Mineral Development in and Around the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

Patrick Pierson

Excerpt: Americans are a restless lot.  We are a people who seemingly are never content.  We’ve pushed and prodded at the edges of civilized comfort, pushing the “frontier” ever westward over the 242 years of our national identity.   Similarly, Americans have been characterized as optimist. Our history is chocked full of American icons pioneering new lands, opportunities, and technologies as … Read More