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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Ross, Alexander 1783-1856 Pioneer; born in Nairnshire, Scotland, May 9, 1783; emigrated to Canada in 1805; took part in Astor's expedition to Oregon in 1810. He wrote Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon River; The Fur-Hunters of the far West: a narrative of adventures in the Oregon and Rocky Mountains; The Red River settlement, its rise, progress, and present State. He died in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Oct. 23, 1856.