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Long Day's Journey: The Steamboat and Stagecoach Era in the Northern West

By: Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes

Price: $23.96

Publisher: University Press of Washington: 1999

Seller ID: 976918

ISBN: 0-295-97691-8

Condition: 408 pages, 255 illus., 40 in color, notes, bibliog., index, cloth, University Press of Washington


In Long Day's Journey Carlos Schwantes gathers historical photographs, advertisements, posters, and contemporary accounts to recreate one of the most colorful periods in the American West. He traces the rapidly evolving saga of miners and settlers struggling to get from here to there in the days before railroads reached the West, trying to establish methods of transportation and communication between the eastern United States and the new territories that became Oregon, W... View more info

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American Carriages, Sleighs, Sulkies and Carts

By: Don H. Berkebile

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 233286

ISBN: 0486233286

Condition: 168 pages, 8 1/2 x 9 1/2, Dover Publications


168 Victorian illustrations from catalogues, trade journals, fully captioned. Useful for artists. View more info

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Wheels: A Pictorial History

By: Edwin Tunis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 869293

ISBN: 0801869293

Condition: 96 pages, 183 line drawings, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Nothing like the wheel exists in nature; it may be one of humanity's greatest inventions. In Wheels, writer and illustrator Edwin Tunis traces the development of the wheel over 5,000 years, his accurate drawings and lucid text depicting the human victory over space and inertia. Beginning with the first primitive form of wheel-the captive roller-Tunis takes readers through the history of land transportation from the Elamite chariot-the first recorded passenger chariot-to ... View more info

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Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass: Being An Account of Stage-Coach Travel and Tavern Days in Lexington and Central Kentucky, 1800-1900

By: J. Winston Coleman, Jr.; foreword by Thomas D. Clark.

Price: $19.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: [1995], c1935

Seller ID: 119146

ISBN: 0813119146

Condition: 304 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, illus.; map, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


Along with his focus on the development of stage-coach travel, Coleman covers details such as pioneer roads, taverns, travelers' experiences, mail carriers, and the coming of the railroad. This fascinating look at an age gone by is truly a work of regional culture. View more info