Our American West, Volume 4 completes the collection of historical stories written by Gary McCarthy. These include tales of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which proved once and for all that the storied and hoped for river across America didn't exist. That long before the Gold Rush of 1849, a diminutive but courageous priest, Fr. Junipero Serra, sacrificed everything to bring Christianity to the coastal Native Americans, while faithfully establishing a string of beautiful California missions. And, Jesse James and Sam Bass fear the famed Texas Rangers, while Wyatt Earp and his deadly brothers had a reputation for being fast and deadly with a six-gun. These stories also include tales from the first mountain men, to the great Texas longhorn drive, to the visionary naturalist, John Muir, who after falling in love with Yosemite, began advocating for the National Park system.