Through this chronicle of journeys through the Northwest (Oregon and Washington), Mrs. Ross has contributed an animated account of its background, its legend, its pictorial pleasures, its life today. More than just a travel book, many phases of this vital region are recorded. Peoples, whether Indians, Basques, missionaries, vigilantes, leading citizens and eccentrics today and yesterday. Cow country, ranches and round-ups, the Indian spirit dances, the ghost towns and the modern great irrigation projects side by side. The cities and what to see- where to go- their social and cultural life- their personalities. An enthusiastic, warm and colorful portrait of two states, which should prove popular with their natives and ingratiating with their visitors.