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61 CLARK, W. C.; DARY, DAVID (EDITOR). Touring The West With Leaping Lena, 1925
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Driving across the country in the early twentieth century was high adventure. In 1925 Willie Chester Clark and his family piled into a modified Chevrolet touring car, affectionately named Leaping Lena, and took off for the West. Clark's account of the journey will acquaint readers with cross-country travel at a time when Americans were just inventing the road trip. Editor David Dary discovered a copy of Clark's account among his grandfather's personal papers. Dary introduces the tale of how Leaping Lena clocked some 12,000 miles in five months, starting from West Virginia and traveling to the Northwest, down the Pacific Coast to Southern California, through the Desert Southwest, and back home via the Southern Plains. Among the highlights of the trip were visits to Yellowstone, Yosemite, Mount Rainier, and Crater Lake. Writing while sitting on a camp stool, his typewriter resting on the car's front bumper, W. C. Clark turned out lively descriptions of the family's experiences with all the wit and panache of his later journalism career. Clark details road conditions, the quality of accommodations, the cost of gas and food, user fees at national parks, and the number and variety of fellow tourists his party encountered. He also describes the pitfalls of life on the road. Flat tires were a daily occurrence, mechanical breakdowns almost as frequent, and the crude, mostly unpaved roads were named but not yet numbered, and only intermittently marked. And if the Clarks were not lucky enough to stay with friends, they had to camp. Framed by an introduction and annotations that set the story in context, and illustrated with photographs of gas stations, roadside attractions, and roadsters typical of the day, Touring the West with Leaping Lena gives a firsthand glimpse into the early days of cross-country automobile trips. Readers will enjoy its historical detail even as they realize that when it comes to family road trips, some things haven't changed. 32 black-and-white Illustrations, 1 map. David Dary is Professor Emeritus and former head of what is now the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Red Blood and Black Ink; The Oregon Trail: An American Saga; and Stories of Old-Time Oklahoma. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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62 CLEAVELAND, AGNES MORLEY. No Life For A Lady.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 1977. 0803258682 / 9780803258686 First Bison Book Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
When Agnes Morley Cleaveland was born on a New Mexico cattle ranch in 1874, the term "Wild West" was a reality, not a clich. In those days cowboys didn't know they were picturesque, horse rustlers were to be handled as seemed best on the occasion, and young ladies thought nothing of punching cows and hunting grizzlies in between school terms. "[T]opnotch Americana, honestly and entertainingly told."—The New Yorker "The author's reminiscences make vivid the everyday details of the cattle industry from the earliest days of the open range. For that reason they not only make hair-raising and spine-tingling narrative but also a document of history."—Atlantic Monthly "Under Mrs. Cleaveland's hand, the whole brightly hued pattern of cow-country life of the latter half of the last century emerges with clarity. She regrets the changes that come with the years, the invasion of the country by literati and tourists, the theatrical changes in cowboys, the part the government has played in the division and control of the land. But her regret is not bitter; the humor and good sense and philosophy that characterize all her reactions are not absent in her critical judgment."—New York Times "Authentic, well written, and, in many passages, downright charming. . . . Nothing quite like it has come out of the southwest."—New York Herald Tribune Books 
Price: 15.39 USD
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63 CLEMENTS, ERIC L. After The Boom In Tombstone And Jerome, Arizona: Decline In Western Resource Towns.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2014. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Focusing on two Arizona towns that had their origins in mining bonanzas, Tombstone and Jerome, Eric L. Clements offers a rare study dissecting the process of bust itself—the reasons and manners in which these towns declined as the booms ended. Tombstone was the site of one of the great silver strikes of the nineteenth century, a boom that started in the late 1870s and was over by 1890. Jerome's copper deposits were mined for much longer, beginning in the 1880s and enduring until the 1950s. But when the mining ended, each town faced its demise. However, the bust involved more than a quick fall into ghost-town status; the process of decline was more complex than superficial histories have indicated. Clements discusses the role of labor unions in trying to stave off collapse, the changing demography of decline, the nature and expression of social tensions, the impact on institutions such as churches and schools, and the human responses to continued economic depression, including numerous strategies to survive and reduce household expenses. Today, both Tombstone and Jerome have reinvented themselves as twenty-first-century tourist attractions. Historians and students of the American Southwest will value Clements's work, and travelers will gain a deeper understanding of these revived communities. Eric L. Clements is professor of history and public history at Southeast Missouri State University and editor of the Mining History Journal, the annual journal of the Mining History Association. "Clements addresses his question, 'What happens after the boom,' with detail and affection. The result is an inclusive and informative portrait of two western resource towns that outlived their resources." -- Journal of Arizona History "Clements writes with flair and has a penchant for working authentic bits of rustic western vernacular into his text." -- The Journal of American History "By consciously choosing and carefully researching a subject that has received little attention from historians, Clements has made an important contribution to the literature." -- Utah Historical Quarterly 
Price: 33.20 USD
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64 CODY, ROBIN; DOYLE, BRIAN (FOREWORD). Another Way The River Has: Taut True Tales From The Northwest.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Another Way the River Has collects Robin Cody's finest nonfiction writings, many appearing for the first time in print. Cody's prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon. His characters—from loggers to fishers to cowboys to the kids on his school bus—are smart and curious, often off-beat, always vivid. Cody brings the ear of a novelist and the eye of a reporter to the people and places that make the Northwest, and Northwest literature, distinctive. "A rock, you know, will sink like a stone in water. But a flat rock, slung spinningly near the water surface and at an angel parallel to it, will go skipping across the water in defiance of gravity and common sense. How cool is that?! The first time a boy pulls this off ranks just short of first-time sex on the scale of things he will want to do over and over whenever he can and as long as he lives." —from "The Clackamas River" 
Price: 18.00 USD
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65 COHEN, STAN; MILLER, DON. The University Of Montana: A Pictorial History.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 1575101041 / 9781575101040 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Since the publication of the first pictorial history in 1980, profound changes have occurred in the university and the city of Missoula due to the school's explosive growth. Includes hundreds of photos, 8 pgs color. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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66 COLLINGS, ELLSWORTH & ENGLAND, ALMA MILLER. The 101 Ranch.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1986. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In the first third of the twentieth century, the 101 Real Wild West Show was known halfway round the world. It featured such headliners as Bill Pickett, the African-American inventor of bulldogging, and the future Hollywood film stars Tom Mix, Buck Jones, and Hoot Gibson. What was not so well known abroad was that the show stemmed from a real, working ranch that rivaled the fabled XIT Ranch in the folklore of the West. "Well worth reading. When one finishes this book, one has the feeling that comes after witnessing on the stage the downfall and disintegration of some lofty and potent master of men and affairs." - Dallas Morning News "It is an amazing and a vitally interesting story. From start to finish, what a dramatic, picturesque and characteristic chronicle!" - New York Times "The fantastic story of a fantastic empire and its colorful, memorable characters."- Oklahoma City Sunday Oklahoman "For those who remember this outstanding ranch and show it will bring back a lot of fine memories. But for those who have never heard or read about the 101 this book becomes a historical documentation of one of the biggest ranches in western history."- Chicago Westerners Brand Book 
Price: 18.95 USD
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67 CONSOLO, PAULA (EDITOR). Fodor's National Parks Of The West.
Fodor Travel Publications, New York: 1994. 0679025804 / 9780679025801 Completely Revised Second Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A complete guide to the 30 best-loved national parks and monuments in the Western United States and Canada. Here are all the essentials for touring these magnificent parks - from where to find a reasonably priced room and a hot meal to where to hike and camp. "An indispensable guide." - Family Fun Magazine 
Price: 7.22 USD
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68 CONTRERAS, ALAN; PAPISH, RAMIEL (ILLUSTRATIONS). Afield: Forty Years Of Birding In The American West.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
For forty years, Alan Contreras has studied birds and natural history in the West. In Afield, he recounts his bird-watching experiences—primarily in Oregon, but also in Alaska, Arizona, California, and Texas. Sprinkled with comments made by ornithologists and early explorers of the West, his essays offer elements of natural history, personal memoir, and adventure travel. In the largest sense, Afield is a love story, reaffirming the practice of unhurried observation of nature. It is a chronicle of growing up as a person interested in the natural world. From encounters with Oregon's first Eurasian Dotterel to the inspiring but unsuccessful search for Spruce Grouse, Afield describes the experiences of a birder and the life of an explorer. Contreras records his observations largely from the perspective of a lifelong birder, but the people he encounters—and their perceptions about nature—also inhabit Afield. The reader inspired to visit the locations described in Contreras' stories will be pleased to find useful information about them. Afield will appeal to birders—and to anyone who loves the outdoors. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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69 CONTRIBUTIONS BY HUNT, SARAH A.; RONDA, JAMES P.; TROCCOLI, JOAN CARPENTER & WILMERDING, JOHN. Painters And The American West, Volume 2.
American Museum of Western Art -- Anschutz Collection: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Companion to the award-winning Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection. In 2010, the Anschutz Collection became the American Museum of Western Art—The Anschutz Collection, a public museum. Painters and the American West, Volume II is a companion and sequel to the award-winning Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection, published in 2000. The present volume includes the finest works featured in the earlier book, along with major recent acquisitions by Alfred Jacob Miller, Charles Deas, William Ranney, Emanuel Leutze, Thomas Eakins, Thomas Anshutz, Henry Farny, N. C. Wyeth, William Herbert "Buck" Dunton, Edward Hopper, and many others. In the foreword to this book, Sarah Hunt, director of the museum, tells the story of the Anschutz Collection's transition from a closely held treasure to an educational and esthetic resource for Denver and western art enthusiasts everywhere. In the book's introductory essay, distinguished scholar and curator John Wilmerding provides cultural and literary context for the museum's holdings, which include exemplary works by virtually every significant painter of the American West from the 1820s through the mid-twentieth century. Historical essays by acclaimed historian James P. Ronda introduce the six chapters of the book, setting the stage for in-depth examinations of individual masterworks by Joan Carpenter Troccoli. Scholars have brought new insight to western American art in the past decade, and the European view of the westering experience as a defining characteristic of American history and culture is beginning to take hold among art historians on this side of the Atlantic. Western American art is shedding its outsider status and assuming its rightful place as an integral component of the history of American art—and American life. The 150 masterful images from over a century of painting that are showcased in this book expand our understanding of the place of the American West in the story of humankind. Joan Carpenter Troccoli is Senior Scholar in the Petrie Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum. She is the author of Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection. Sarah A. Hunt is director of the American Museum of Western Art—The Anschutz Collection. She holds a BA in history with a focus on American art from Princeton University and earned her JD at the Stanford University School of Law. Ms. Hunt has published essays on American western art, and she contributed a history of the Anschutz Collection to Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection (2000). James P. Ronda, who wrote the Foreword, is H. G. Barnard Chair of Western American History at the University of Tulsa. He is the author of Finding the West: Explorations with Lewis and Clark. John Wilmerding is Sarofim Professor of American art, emeritus, Princeton University. He has served as a visiting curator in the Department of American Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and as senior curator and deputy director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., where he is currently chairman of the Board of Trustees. A noted scholar of American art and cultural studies, Professor Wilmerding is the author of monographs on Fitz Henry Lane, John F. Peto, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins. 
Price: 76.00 USD
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70 COPENHAVER, HOWARD. More Tracks.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 0912299509 / 9780912299501 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A collection of stories by one of the back country's best storytellers about the people who shared with Howard his great adventure in the high places and wild Montana country. It is a fitting sequel to Howard's first book as he shares more stories from his life in the Ovando area and in the vast wilderness around it that until now he had only told around the campfire, Howard Copenhaver truly is one of our great contemporary storytellers and this book only adds glitter to his already substantive reputation. Thirty-one chapters and plenty of photos in this one, too. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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71 COPENHAVER, HOWARD. More Tracks.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 0912299495 / 9780912299495 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A collection of stories by one of the back country's best storytellers about the people who shared with Howard his great adventure in the high places and wild Montana country. It is a fitting sequel to Howard's first book as he shares more stories from his life in the Ovando area and in the vast wilderness around it that until now he had only told around the campfire, Howard Copenhaver truly is one of our great contemporary storytellers and this book only adds glitter to his already substantive reputation. Thirty-one chapters and plenty of photos in this one, too. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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72 COPENHAVER, HOWARD. Mule Tracks.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 1931291144 / 9781931291149 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Master story-teller Howard Copenhaver of Ovando, Montana, author of the best-selling book "They Left Their Tracks," is at it again. In a new book titled "Mule Tracks: The Last of The Story" , which the 87-year-old author says will be his last book, which is filled with his famous wit and tender insights into life and fun in the wilds of Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness, he's focused the majority of his new book on the often unpredictable and zany antics of the beloved mules with whom he traversed thousands of miles in the wilderness over his sixty years as an outfitter. Often hilarious, always insightful, and ever moving with a quick pace from one marvelous incident to another, Copenhaver brings to his new book the same warm humor that characterized his earlier books. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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73 COPENHAVER, HOWARD. Mule Tracks.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 1931291152 / 9781931291156 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Master story-teller Howard Copenhaver of Ovando, Montana, author of the best-selling book "They Left Their Tracks," is at it again. In a new book titled "Mule Tracks: The Last of The Story" , which the 87-year-old author says will be his last book, which is filled with his famous wit and tender insights into life and fun in the wilds of Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness, he's focused the majority of his new book on the often unpredictable and zany antics of the beloved mules with whom he traversed thousands of miles in the wilderness over his sixty years as an outfitter. Often hilarious, always insightful, and ever moving with a quick pace from one marvelous incident to another, Copenhaver brings to his new book the same warm humor that characterized his earlier books. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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74 COPENHAVER, HOWARD. They Left Their Tracks.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 0912299469 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Howard Copenhaver has been a wilderness outfitter and guide in Montana's famous Bob Marshall Wilderness for more than half a century. He's seen it all, done it all - and is recognized as a master story-teller. Now he's put some of the most gripping tales of his wilderness outfitting experiences into a fantastic book in which he tells many stories of his experiences in the Bob Marshall. His book isn't just a collection of hunting stories. In text and photograph, he touches not only on the allure of the wild country but the animals found there, elk, mule deer, mountain goat, and his beloved grizzly bear - as well as the people with whom he has shared his own lifelong wilderness adventure. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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75 CORTES, JOSE; JOHN, ELIZABETH A.H. (EDITOR). Views From The Apache Frontier: Report On The Northern Provinces Of New Spain.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1994. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Lieutenant Jose Cortes of the Spanish Royal Corps of Engineers was a keen observer of the native peoples of the Northern Borderlands of New Spain. Especially fascinated by the Apaches whom he observed at frontier presidios in the 1790s, he gleaned all possible information from veterans of the frontier service, and in the process grew from sympathetic inquirer to virtual advocate. Recognizing the strategic importance not only of the Apacheria but also of Indian peoples in the farthest reaches of New Spain, the zealous officer combed available archives, summarizing data reported over a quarter century by the closest observers of New Spain's frontier peoples from the Mississippi to the Pacific. Setting that information in a global strategic context, he paid particular attention--both admiring and cautionary--to the new Anglo-American republic, stressing the demographic factors making the United States such a dangerous neighbor to New Spain. His resulting Report on the Northern Provinces of New Spain provides the most closely informed, best organized understanding of Apaches available at the end of the eighteenth century. It also provides a rare glimpse of a sophisticated Spaniard's grasp of the dangers boding the end of Spanish empire in America. Elizabeth A.H. John, of Austin, Texas, is an independent historian engaged in research and writing, consultation, and lectures. Her primary interests lie in the history of the American Indian, the Hispanic Borderlands, and the interplay of Indian and European cultures. She has taught at Sacramento State University and at the University of Oklahoma, where she received her doctorate in history. She is the author of Storms Brewed in Other Men's Worlds: The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795 and numerous articles on Indian topics. She is the editor of Jos Corts's Views from the Apache Frontier: Report on the Northern Provinces of New Spain, 1799 (University of Oklahoma Press). John Wheat, is official translator, Bexar Archives, Baker Texas History, University of Texas at Austin. He has translated numerous books and articles and had traveled extensively in the Americas and in Spain. 
Price: 16.10 USD
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76 COX, THOMAS R. The Lumberman's Frontier: Three Centuries Of Land Use, Society And Change In America's Forests.
Oregon State University Press. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
With The Lumberman's Frontier Thomas Cox has reconstructed a groundbreaking history that stands apart from all previous studies of American forests. Forests were ubiquitous in early America, but it was only in selected areas that trees, rather than farming, ranching, or mining, attracted settlement. These areas constitute the lumberman's frontier, which appeared first in northern New England in the seventeenth century, followed by upstate New York, the Allegheny Plateau, the upper Great Lakes states, the Gulf South, and the Far West. he forest frontiers generated capital and building materials important in the nation's development, but they also left a legacy of environmental problems, class and urban-rural divisions, and economic frictions. The 1930s marked the end of the lumberman's frontier, but these consequences continue to shape attitudes and policies toward forests, most notably the questions "Whose forests are they?" and "How and by whom should forests be used?" Drawing upon recent work in social and economic history, as well as a wealth of historical data on forest industries and individuals, The Lumberman's Frontier neither glorifies economic development nor falls into the maw of ecological gloom-and-doom. It puts individual actors at center stage, allowing the points of view of the workers and lumbermen to emerge. The Lumberman's Frontier will appeal to students and scholars of forestry, public policy, and environmental history, as well as to general readers interested in the history and settlement of the United States. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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77 CRUTCHFIELD, JAMES A.; O'NEAL, BILL; WALKER, DALE L. Legends Of The Wild West.
Publications International LTD., Lincolnwood: 1997. 0785311831 / 9780785311836 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
In a land where justice was a gun and liberty knew no bounds, men and women...forged their lives into a legacy of heroism, villainy, and honor. With blood and courage, with passion and violence, they became LEGENDS OF THE WEST. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.61 USD
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78 CURTIS, DONNELELYN; BERKOVE, LAWRENCE I. (EDITORS). Before The Big Bonanza: Dan De Quille's Early Comstock Accounts.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2015 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The discovery and mining of the Comstock Lode in Nevada forever changed the mining culture of the American West. Using the pen name Dan De Quille, in 1876 William Wright published The Big Bonanza, the best-known contemporary account of the Comstock Lode mines. Previously, however, in nearly fifty newspaper accounts from 1860 to 1863, De Quille had documented the development of the early Comstock with a frankness, abundance of detail, sense of immediacy, and excitement largely absent from his book. Donnelyn Curtis and Lawrence I. Berkove have gathered those accounts for the first time in Before The Big Bonanza. De Quille describes the amazing transformation of the Comstock in less than four years from miscellaneous tent camps and primitive mining sites to an incredible complex of underground shafts and tunnels beneath a group of wealth-producing cities, with modern buildings, state-of-the-art mills, orderly streets, and traffic jams. He captures the vitality of the inhabitants' resolution and resourcefulness as they survive destructive storms and being cut off from supplies and entertainment, and he chronicles the events that kept Nevada and California in the Union. While reporting the prevailing violence of brawling and dueling and anti-Indian prejudice, De Quille at the same time conveys his thoughtful observations on the significance to democracy and civilization of the existence of such license. This trove of columns, collected from a variety of newspapers, is history in the making and additionally casts new light on the life and rapidly developing art of De Quille, the biographer of the Comstock and one of the most versatile and accomplished authors of the Old West. Donnelyn Curtis is Head of Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries. Lawrence I. Berkove is Emeritus Professor of English, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His numerous publications include The Sagebrush Anthology: Literature from the Silver Age of the Old West (University of Missouri Press). "Extremely valuable to understanding the history of the American West, with insights into the early career of one of the region's more remarkable writers."— Ronald M. James, author of The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode "This may be the best discovery to come out of Nevada mining country since the Big Bonanza vein itself. Dan De Quille was the outstanding reporter of the Comstock Lode, and almost anything he would have to say about it would be worth reading. This collection does not disappoint."—Michael Green, author of Nevada: A History of the Silver State 
Price: 57.00 USD
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79 DARY, DAVID. The Santa Fe Trail: Its History, Legends, And Lore.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
David Dary is the recipient of a Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award, two Western Writers of America Spur Awards, the Westerners International Best Nonfiction Book Award, and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement from the Western Writers of America. His many books include Cowboy Culture, True Tales of the Prairies and Plains, True Tales of Old-Time Kansas, More True Tales of Old-Time Kansas, Entrepreneurs of the Old West, and Seeking Pleasure in the Old West." The famous trail of romantic western lore was established in about 1610 by Spanish settlers of Mexico who had explored western and southern regions of North America long before the French and English arrived. Stretching 900 miles from its origin in Santa Fe through present-day Colorado and Kansas, the trail, originally a combination of many old paths worn down by buffalo, ends in Franklin, Missouri. Enterprising Americans from the east soon discovered that the Spanish of Santa Fe and the nearby Indians had many material needs that they could supply very profitably. Thus the Santa Fe Trail came to be known as a key commercial link to the west. Dary, a leading historian of the Old West, draws on original newspaper stories, letters, diaries, books, and expedition records to re-create the adventures of many tough and colorful people who endured a journey that might take more than two months, if they were lucky enough to survive severe hardship, bad weather, broken axles, and marauding tribes."—Publishers Weekly "If you are stirred by the legends that endure around the opening of the American West, then poking through the index of Dary's book will send chills down your neck. There are great names here: Jedediah Smith, the mountain man who once, famously, survived a grizzly-bear attack and had a companion sew his ear back onto his head; Kit Carson, the celebrated scout; John C. Fremont, a.k.a. 'The Pathfinder'; Zebulon Pike, the map maker, and, perhaps, secret agent; Buffalo Bill Cody. . . . But what is often missed in the story of the Western frontier is how much it was not about destiny—manifest or otherwise—but about commerce. This is a story that Dary tells comprehensively and ably."—Wall Street Journal "Dary demonstrates a firm grasp of the terrain's history and is skilled at resurrecting the old lives of this landscape. . . . A densely populated account executed with fine historical veracity."—Kirkus "A grand, sprawling story, populated by characters whose voices emerge loud and clear from their journals and letters . . . An unforgettable procession of dreamers and doers, losers and winners, villains and heroes (and heroines) in a well-told and carefully researched tale."—New York Times Book Review "Rich with fascinating detail about how travelers made their way across those nearly 900 miles, what they packed, what animals they used, how much the freight weighed and what it was worth, and who those travelers were."—Washington Post "Dary has done it again with this masterful treatment of a great American emblem."—Los Angeles Times "Will be the standard source for the trail's history for years to come."—Booklist 
Price: 18.95 USD
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80 DAVID F. MYRICK. Railroads Of Nevada And Eastern California, Volume I: The Northern Roads.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 1992. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Valuable as these volumes are in relation to railroad operations in Nevada and California, their usefulness as authoritative reference sources embraces a much broader scope. Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California is as much a history of the region as it is a study of the railroads. The principal mines and mills and their production are scrupulously detailed, together with the personalities who created them. A map has been provided in Volume I to orient the reader to the locales described. It is an accurate and reliable travel aid for readers who choose to wander the region's historic railroad routes. In this volume, Myrick begins his history with coverage of the sprawling network of the northern railroads, including the Austin City Railway, Mid-Pacific Railroad, Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, and Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company. David F. Myrick (1918-2011) was the author of several books about western history and western railroads, including the three volumes of Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California. He lived and wrote primarily in Santa Barbara, California. "This is an admirable regional history of the last 150 years of regional growth with a sharp focus on the chief engine of that growth—the trains. Deeply, lovingly researched, Myrick's will stand as the definitive history." —Reference & Research Book News "An absolute must for anyone interested in Western history, written with wit and pizazz, and presented with real skill." —The Coast Book Review "It's a fascinating, comprehensive coffee table-sized publication, even for non-railroad buffs." -Herald and News 
Price: 71.25 USD
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