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1 Commerce of the Prairies

Stackpole Books

760182 
Price: 17.95 USD

 

 

2 Emigrant's Guide

Stackpole Books

760328 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 

 

3 MAP: Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming: 1865

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
A.J. Johnson's map of the northern plains and Rockies area is filled with historic detail. The gold regions and Indian lands are located, as are the frontier forts, the Emigrant Road, Pony Express route, and the railway lines.
S22 
Price: 7.95 USD

 

 

4 MAP: The West (California, Utah, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona): 1864

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Those whose research takes them to this part of the Old West will appreciate the detail contained within the borders of this 1864 map by A.J. Johnson. In addition to the usual geologic and political detail, this map depicts the Cimarron Route, the Spanish Trail, the gold regions, the districts in Nevada and California, Indian lands, forts, and the proposed railway lines in the Southwest.
S23 
Price: 7.95 USD

 
 

 

5 Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West

Nebraska Press, University of

216082 
Price: 36.95 USD

 
Across the Wide Missouri, Bernard DeVoto


6 Across the Wide Missouri
Bernard DeVoto
480 pages, 5 1/20 x 8 1/4, Houghton Mifflin / Mariner Books
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Across the Wide Missouri tells the compelling story of the climax and decline of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the 1830s. More than a history, it portrays the mountain fur trade as a way of business and a way of life, vividly illustrating how it shaped the expansion of the American West.
924979 
Price: 9.96 USD

 
 

 

7 CD: The Great West, or the Garden of the World: Its History, Its Wealth, Its Natural Advantages, and Its Future. Also Comprising a Complete Guide to Emigrants, with a Full Description of the Different Routes Westward, with Statistics and Facts, from Hon. Thomas H. Benton, Gen. Sam Houston, and Col. John C. Fremont
C. W. Dana
(1859), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 400 pp, Heritage Books
This book captures the enthusiasm and awe which was felt during the height of America's westward expansion. Written to stimulate emigration, it includes descriptive chapters on the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Washington Territory, and California. Each chapter discusses such things as: state boundaries, settlements, climate, agriculture, education, religious groups, population, mines, forts, squatter laws, and major cities. Other subjects covered include: Kansas Emigrants, the American Settlement Co., the Octagon Settlement Co., Rivers, Routes to the West, advise for emigrants, Col. Fremont's explorations in California, railway distance charts, costs of passage, and other statistics.
CD3244 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
Covered Wagon Women, Volume 2: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850, Compiled and edited by Kenneth L. Holmes


8 Covered Wagon Women, Volume 2: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850
Compiled and edited by Kenneth L. Holmes
296 pages, Illus., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.

About Author
Kenneth L. Holmes is emeritus professor of history at Western Oregon State College. Anne M. Butler, a professor of history at Utah State University–Logan, is the author of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West.

Reviews
“Kenneth L. Holmes made the very wise editorial decision not to update, revise, or parenthetically correct the quirky and often fascinating prose of these nineteenth-century women. . . . The writing is rich with the sounds of common speech and jargon . . . and it should be a gold mine for students of everyday life.”—John Mack Faragher, Western Historical Quarterly.*

“Covered Wagon Women is to be valued. . . . First, it brings together in a single edition a major collection of the diaries of overland women. . . . Second, this is probably the most perfectly documented edition a researcher will find.”—Lillian Schlissel, Pacific Historical Review.
27274X 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1851, Compiled and edited by Kenneth L. Holmes


9 Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1851
Compiled and edited by Kenneth L. Holmes
291 pages, Illus., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
Expectations of gold, rich farmland, and healthful climate propelled some fifty thousand overlanders. Among the women making the trip west to California and Oregon in 1850 were six whose diaries and letters give distinction to the second volume of Covered Wagon Women. Margaret A. Frink notes the scarcity of women in the army of grizzled fortune seekers. Her extended journal is "one of the classics of American history," according to Kenneth L. Holmes. Frink describes preparations for the journey, lodging and camping along the way, landmarks, encounters with Indians, the problem of finding grass and water for the livestock, and early days in Sacramento. Like all the others going west in 1850, she is terrified by the cholera epidemic. A courageous young mother, Sarah Davis, counts the graves along the way. Mary M. Colby's record is a reminder of how women contributed to the family prosperity when they reached bountiful Oregon. Lucena Parsons, a bride, provides details about washing and cooking in the open air. Sophia Goodridge, the youngest daughter in a large Mormon family, charts the trip to Salt Lake. Anna Maria Morris travels to Santa Fe with the military unit commanded by her husband.

About Author
Kenneth L. Holmes is emeritus professor of history at Western Oregon State College. Lillian Schlissel is the author of Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey. She is a professor of English and director of the American Studies program at Brooklyn College.

Reviews
“Kenneth L. Holmes made the very wise editorial decision not to update, revise, or parenthetically correct the quirky and often fascinating prose of these nineteenth-century women. . . . The writing is rich with the sounds of common speech and jargon.”—John Mack Faragher, Western Historical Quarterly.
272871 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1875-1883, Edited by Kenneth L. Holmes Introduction by Elliott West


10 Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1875-1883
Edited by Kenneth L. Holmes Introduction by Elliott West
277 pages, Illus., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, "the excitement continues." Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm. Allen and her compatriots, in this volume of Covered Wagon Women, experience a much different journey than their predecessors. Many settlements now await those bound for the West, with amenities such as hotels and restaurants, as well as grain suppliers to provide feed for the horses and mules that had replaced the slower oxen in pulling wagons. Routes were clearly marked-some had been replaced entirely by railroad tracks. Nevertheless, many of the same dangers, fears, and aspirations confronted these dauntless women who traveled the overland trails.

About Author
Elliott West is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas. His works include The Saloon on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier, also available in a Bison Books edition.
272995 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
Vanguards of the Frontier : A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Fur Traders to the Sod Busters, Everett Dick


11 Vanguards of the Frontier : A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Fur Traders to the Sod Busters
Everett Dick
574 pages, illus, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


Reviews
"A superior piece of work, ably digested from original sources and full of good vernacular detail."--The New Yorker.

"A faithful and brilliant study of some of the roots of the American way."--Joseph Henry Jackson, New York Herald Tribune Books.

"Its wealth of material and fascinating subject matter are presented in a manner that should appeal to the student of the West and the general reader alike."--Walcott Watson, American History Review.

"Readers who are familiar with the author's earlier book, The Sod-House Frontier, will welcome this very attractive volume dealing with the various types of people who traversed or occupied the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains prior to the coming of actual settlers. Beginning with an account of the great fur companies, this book continues with chapters devoted to such frontier types as the mountain men, frontier soldiers, missionaries, Indian agents, railroad builders, buffalo hunters, cattlemen, and some others. Additional chapters deal with the Santa Fe trade, and Mormon migration, the mining camps, stagecoach travel, trail driving, and sheep growing. . . . In the opinion of the reviewer this is one of the best books on the West that has appeared in recent years. . . . It is one of those all too rare books which both the specialist in the field of western history and the average citizen may read and study with pleasure and profit."--D. E. Dale, Mississippi Valley Historical Review.
250487 
Price: 38.00 USD

 
Scots in the North American West, 1790-1917, Fernec Morton Szasz


12 Scots in the North American West, 1790-1917
Fernec Morton Szasz
288 pages, 9 x 6, hardback, Oklahoma University Press
Although Scots have never been an exceptionally large immigrant group in North America, their presence to the West proved significant in a variety of arenas. In this unique and engaging new book, Ferenc Morton Szasz outlines the many contributions Scots have made to the development of the region.
This book illuminates the many Scottish explorers, traders, adventurers, ranchers, artists, photographers, and writers who helped forge what is perhaps America's greatest cultural export -the myth of the West.
132531 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 
Life in the Far West, George Frederick Ruxton


13 Life in the Far West
George Frederick Ruxton
266 pages, 9 x 6 1/2, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press
In this classic of western Americana, George Frederick Ruxton, who died in St. Louis in 1848 at the youthful age of twenty-seven, brilliantly brings to life the whole heroic age of the Mountain Men. The author, from his intimate acquaintance with the trappers and traders of the American Far West, vividly recounts the story of two of the most adventurous of these hardy pioneers - Killbuck and La Bonté, whose daring, bravery, and hair-breadth escapes from their numerous Indian and "Spaniard" enemies were legend among their fellow-frontiersmen.
With Ruxton, we follow Killbuck and La Bonté and their mountain companions - Old Bill Williams, "Black" Harris, William Sublette, Joseph Walker, and others - across the prairies and forests, west from picturesque old Bent's Fort, into the dangerous Arapaho country near the headwaters of the Platte. We share with them the culinary delights of their campfires - buffalo "boudins" and beaver tails - and hear from their own lips, in the incomparable mountaineer dialect, hair-raising stories of frontier life and humorous tales of trading camp and frontier post.
Life in the Far West, then, is adventure extraordinary - the true chronicle of the rugged Mountain Men whose unflinching courage and total disregard for personal safety or comfort opened the Far West to the flood of settlers who were to follow. The breath-taking water colors and sketches, which depict with great detail many of the familiar scenes of the early West, were done by one of Ruxton's contemporaries and fellow-explorers, Alfred Jacob Miller.
Volume 14 in the The American Exploration and Travel Series
115343 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
Voices from the West : Life along the Trail, Katharine N. Emsden


14 Voices from the West : Life along the Trail
Katharine N. Emsden
60 pages, 5.5 x 4, paperback / softcover, History Compass
A collection of essays, poetry, and excerpts from diaries of five travelers in the mid- 1800's presents a variety of perspectives relating to life on the trail. Three essays by Emsden give an overview of the period, along with excerpts from: Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin; John Minton on George Bush, Black pioneer; Diary of Harriet Talcott Buckingham; Alvin Coffey: the Gold Rush; Journal of John Hawkins Clark; The Poetry of Gary Holthaus, from Circling Back, and "Thirst," by L.A. Fleming.

Reviews
The popular Perspectives on History series contains compelling firsthand accounts from colonists to astronauts and is widely used as supplemental material in the study of history and literature in grades 6- College Level. Use of primary sources through excerpts from journals
600522 
Price: 7.95 USD

 
 
Pioneer Women:  The Lives of Women On the Frontier, Linda Peavy & Ursula Smith.


15 Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women On the Frontier
Linda Peavy & Ursula Smith.
144 pages, 175 illus, notes, biblio, index, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press
Pioneer Women provides a rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the pioneer women who settled the American West. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith vividly describe the hardships such women endured journeying west and making homes and communities on the frontier. Their hopes and fears and, most of all, their courage in the face of adversity are revealed in excerpts from journals, letters, and oral histories. Illustrated with a fascinating collection of seldom-seen photographs, Pioneer Women reveals the faces as well as the voices of women who lived on the frontier.
The authors portray a wide variety of women, from those who found liberty and confidence in undertaking "men's work" to those who felt burdened by the wind, the weather, and the struggle of frontier life.

Reviews
"This ’patchwork’ of women’s words and pictures captures the pioneer experience memorably and elegantly. Just as a quilt is made up of many small pieces, this books is based on a multitude of individual stories and a rich range of source material. The authors stitch the pieces together skillfully and unobtrusively, presenting us with an overall picture that is both detailed and sweeping in its design. This is a book to enjoy and learn from. Like an heirloom quilt, this is a book to be treasured."--Susan Armitage, coeditor of The Women’s West and Writing The Range
130547 
Price: 24.95 USD

 

 

16 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Arizona and New Mexico
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2006, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
Since the first edition was published in 1995 much has changed. This all new edition not only incorporates all those changes, mergers, ownership changes and abandonment's but also includes for the first time the interurban electric railroads and logging railroads. The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.
The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745044 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 

 

17 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - California and Nevada
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 1998, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745082 
Price: 29.95 USD

 

 

18 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Colorado and Utah
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2008, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
Since the last edition was published much has changed following the mergers of Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe and the merger of Southern Pacific into Union Pacific. In addition to general updating, this new edition has been expanded with additional enlargements to show complex areas in greater detail and includes for the first time the interurban electric lines, light rail and principal logging railroads. Also shown are proposed extensions to the Denver and Salt Lake City light rail systems.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carriers, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745037 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 

 

19 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies East & Ozarks
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2004, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
***Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri***
The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745174 
Price: 29.95 USD

 

 

20 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies West
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2002, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
***Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma***
The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745167 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
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