Wyoming (Location Key)


In his account of the role the nation's "mid-continent fluvial" rivers played in its historical development, the narrator of Requiem for a Nun claims that Pittsburgh (on the Ohio River) and "Fort Bridger, Wyoming, were suburbs one to the other" (83) - connected by the various waterways that drained into the Mississippi River. In fact, however, Fort Bridger - a stopping point on the Oregon Trail - was on the far side of the Continental Divide; its water flowed to the Pacific, not the Gulf of Mexico.

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