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

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S22

Condition: 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. View more info

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

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S23

Condition: 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. View more info

Commerce of the Prairies

By: N/A

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Stackpole Books:

Seller ID: 760182

Condition: Stackpole Books


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Emigrant's Guide

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Stackpole Books:

Seller ID: 760328

Condition: Stackpole Books


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Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West

By: N/A

Price: $36.95

Publisher: Nebraska Press, University of:

Seller ID: 216082

Condition: Nebraska Press, University of


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Across the Wide Missouri

By: Bernard DeVoto

Price: $9.96

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin / Mariner Books: 09/01/1998

Seller ID: 924979

ISBN: 0395924979

Condition: 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. View more info

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

By: C. W. Dana

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3244

ISBN: 788432443

Condition: (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 g... View more info

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Covered Wagon Women, Volume 2: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850

By: Compiled and edited by Kenneth L. Holmes

Price: $16.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 27274X

ISBN: 080327274X

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1851

By: Compiled and edited by Kenneth L. Holmes

Price: $15.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 272871

ISBN: 0-8032-7287-1

Condition: 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 descri... View more info

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Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1875-1883

By: Edited by Kenneth L. Holmes Introduction by Elliott West

Price: $14.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 2000

Seller ID: 272995

ISBN: 0-8032-7299-5

Condition: 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 fo... View more info

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

By: Everett Dick

Price: $38.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

Seller ID: 250487

ISBN: 0803250487

Condition: 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."--Walcot... View more info

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Scots in the North American West, 1790-1917

By: Fernec Morton Szasz

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Oklahoma University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 132531

ISBN: 0-8061-3253-1

Condition: 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 cul... View more info

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Life in the Far West

By: George Frederick Ruxton

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1979

Seller ID: 115343

ISBN: 0-8061-1534-3

Condition: 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 I... View more info

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Voices from the West : Life along the Trail

By: Katharine N. Emsden

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 600522

ISBN: 1579600522

Condition: 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 "Thi... View more info

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Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women On the Frontier

By: Linda Peavy & Ursula Smith.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1998

Seller ID: 130547

ISBN: 0806130547

Condition: 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 phot... View more info

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Riders of the Pony Express

By: Ralph Moody; illustrated by Robert Riger; Maps by Leonard Derwinski.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 2004

Seller ID: 283059

ISBN: 0803283059

Condition: 184 pages, illus., maps, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach along a southern route through Texas. Some Californians feared their state would not remain in the Union, separated so far from the free states.Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San Francisco and the farthest western railroad, in Saint Joseph, Missouri-across two thousand miles of mountains, deserts, and plains-gu... View more info

Historic Districts of America: The West - Covers: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

By: Ralph W. Richardson

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: R0906

ISBN: 1556139063

Condition: (1987), 1993, 5½x8½, paper, 311 pp, paperback, Heritage Books


Handy paperback reference guides to districts of architectural, historical, or cultural significance. About 1,000 such districts are in each volume; they can vary from a half dozen Victorian homes to forts, mill towns or entire neighborhoods. Unique resource for the adventursome traveler, preservationists and history buffs, or anyone wanting an in-depth look at what is preserved of the good old days around the US. View more info

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The West from a Car Window. New Introduction and Index by Rawlene LeBaron and Laurel Michele Wickersheim

By: Richard Harding Davis

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: D3647

ISBN: 788436473

Condition: (1892), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 262 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Richard Harding Davis was one of the most recognizable journalists of his day. Davis was larger than life for his time, so much the persona of his era that, with its passing, he has been largely forgotten and his reporting on major events or social conditions is difficult to find. In January 1892, he boarded a train to begin a three-month tour of the West to write a series of articles for Harper's Weekly. This series was later published in a book, The West from a Car-Win... View more info

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The Forgotten Founders: Rethinking the History of the Old West

By: Stewart L. Udall; foreword by David M. Emmons.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Island Press: 2004

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 63894X

ISBN: 155963894X

Condition: 237 pages, 6 x 9, Maps, Photos, paperback, Island Press


For most Americans, the "Wild West" popularized in movies and pulp novels - a land of intrepid traders and explorers, warlike natives, and trigger-happy gunslingers - has become the true history of the region. The story of the West's development is a singular chapter of history, but not, according to former Secretary of the Interior and native westerner Stewart L. Udall, for the reasons filmmakers and novelists would have us believe.In The Forgotten Founders,... View more info

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Cavaliers of the Dakota Frontier

By: Wayne Fanebust

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: F4915

ISBN: 078844915X

Condition: 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 458 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


In the 1850's, the American West was ablaze with land speculation. From Minnesota to Kansas, town site companies eagerly sought out the most desirable locations for new towns, taking advantage of an 1844 Act of Congress. This generous law was the impetus for ambitious men to create companies and send exploration parties into the prairie wilderness. Among the new breed of speculators were men from the Dakota Land Company from St. Paul and the Western Town Company from Dub... View more info