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1 Death Valley in '49

Stackpole Books

Price: 17.95 USD

Nevada Civil War Claims: Legislative Reports, 1888-1900, Diane E Greene, AG

2 Nevada Civil War Claims: Legislative Reports, 1888-1900
Diane E Greene, AG
(1888-1900), 2008, 5x8, paper, 486 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This excellent resource book contains facsimile reprints of legislative reports submitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives for Nevada Civil War claims between April 16, 1888 and May 16, 1900. The reports are a goldmine of information, liberally peppered with the names of persons and places. Reports are written in a narrative style and offer a richly detailed explanation of conditions and events related to "the suppression of the rebellion." Reports concern: persons reimbursed for money expended during "the Indian war in 1860 in what was then western Utah, now Nevada;" claims of the state of Nevada "for the general defense and in furnishing troops to the United States during the suppression of the war of the rebellion, and for guarding the overland mail and emigrant route between the Missouri River and California, and for suppressing Indian hostilities;" money expended by California, Oregon, and Nevada "to assist in guarding the overland mail and emigrant routes, in preventing Indian outbreaks in the States, and to aid the United States in various ways during the war of the rebellion;" and war claims of California, Oregon, and Nevada-"the larger portions of the claims of these States are for extra pay and bounty paid by them during the war of the rebellion." Numerous tables and lists are included in these reports.
Price: 38.00 USD



3 Ten Years in Nevada; or, Life on the Pacific Coast
Mary McNair Mathews Foreword by Mary Lee Spence and Clark C. Spence
343 pages, Illus., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
Virginia City, Nevada, was "between bonanza and borrasca" when Mary McNair Mathews and her young son went there in 1869 to investigate the murder of her brother and sort out his affairs. The widow from Buffalo, New York, stayed in the West for almost ten years. Out of that time came these reminiscences of life in Nevada and California mining towns, including Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Sutro, You Bet, Nevada City, and Red Dog.
These pages reveal a proud, independent-minded woman, eccentric and sometimes bigoted. Not without a social conscience, she helped the unemployed and fought intemperance and child abuse. In a hard place, Mary Mathews survived by sewing and keeping lodgers, finally improving her lot by investing her earnings from mining stock in real estate. Ten Years in Nevada is a rare portrait of a businesswoman and small-scale entrepreneur on the frontier.
As Mary Lee and Clark C. Spence point out in their foreword, "Her presence in Virginia City belies the old idea that women went west only with their husbands or as prostitutes or school teachers." How mary Mathews, in many respects an ordinary middle-class woman, responded to everyday problems in a rich, rough mining town is "important to understanding what made nineteenth-century America tick."
Price: 7.50 USD


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