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Emigrant's Guide

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Price: $14.95

Publisher: Stackpole Books:

Seller ID: 760328

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Oregon Trail

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Price: $16.95

Publisher: Stackpole Books:

Seller ID: 760808

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The Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America, A Tenth Anniversary Edition

By: Drake Hokanson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University of Iowa Press:

Edition: 10

Seller ID: 456763

ISBN: 0-87745-676-3

Condition: 256 pp, 104 photos, 1999, paperback, University of Iowa Press


Ten years after its original publication, Drake Hokanson's best-selling book continues to inspire readers to leave the interstate for a road less traveled, but one that still fuels the American preoccupation with the open road.In his new introduction to this tenth anniversary edition, Hokanson revisits the Lincoln Highway and finds it changed-much for the better-since the original publication of this book. Most notably, he calls attention to the reinvigorated Lincoln... View more info

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A Journey Through the West: Thomas Rodney's 1803 Journal From Delaware To the Mississippi Territory

By: edited by Dwight L. Smith and Ray Swick.

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press: c1997

Seller ID: 411799

ISBN: 0821411799

Condition: 280 pages, 294 pages, illus., maps, bibliog., index, 1997, hardback, Ohio University Press


In A Journey through the West, Thomas Rodney writes vividly about flea-infested taverns, bad roads, drunken crew members, squatters, Indians sodden berths, food from the wild and treacherous waters. His is one of the most detailed early-nineteenth-century travel accounts. Rodney, a Revolutionary War patriot and veteran, had been active in Delaware politics and had served in the Continental Congress. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson appointed him as a land comm... View more info

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Trails of Yesterday

By: John Bratt Introduction by Nellie Snyder Yost

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 260555

ISBN: 0-8032-6055-5

Condition: 320 pages, Illus., paperback, University of Nebraska Press


Trails of Yesterday, first published in 1921, is ranked with the best firsthand accounts of ranching on the northern Great Plains in the 1870s and 1880s. This classic of cow-country literature is rich in authentic frontier history.Born in England in 1842, John Bratt came to America when he was twenty-two, and in 1866 he joined a wagon train traveling from Nebraska City to Fort Phil Kearny. Bratt gives a vivid view of the country along the Great Platte River Road, rep... View more info

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Policing the Elephant: Crime, Punishment & Social Behavior

By: John Phillip Reid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Huntington Library Press: 1996

Seller ID: 281594

ISBN: 0873281594

Condition: 326 pages, 6 x 9, 1 map, 1 line illustration, The Huntington Library Press


Policing the Elephant, the companion volume to Law for the Elephant, examines criminal activity and its consequences among travelers on the overland trail in the early nineteenth century. Reid consulted hundreds of primary sources to discover how justice was meted out--without police, attorneys, or courts. Separating fact from fiction, he explores how emigrants dealt with spousal abuse, homicide, robbery, organized crime, and larceny. He also looks into famous episodes o... 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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America’s National Historic Trails

By: Kathleen Cordes

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1999

Seller ID: 131039

ISBN: 0-8061-3103-9

Condition: 384 pages, 8 x 5 1/2, 80 color and 2 b&w illus., 13 color maps, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press


America's National Historic Trails provides a vivid history of each trail, a listing of points of interest (with accompanying maps), helpful touring information, and eighty beautiful, full-color photographs. Kathleen Ann Cordes traveled each trail (backpacking; by car, dogsled, raft, kayak, or bush plane; on horseback, bicycle, cross-country skis, or snowshoes) to provide engaging, firsthand observations on America's pathways of adventure, history, and discovery.... View more info

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The Great Platte River Road

By: Merrill J. Mattes

Price: $26.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1987

Seller ID: 281536

ISBN: 0-8032-8153-6

Condition: 600 pages, Illus., maps., paperback, University of Nebraska Press


The Great Platte River Road through Nebraska and Wyoming was the grand corridor of America's westward expansion. A number of famous trails converged in the broad valley of the Platte, forming a kind of primitive superhighway for the great covered wagon migration from 1841 to 1866. From jumping-off places along the Missouri River-notably the Omaha-Council Bluffs, St. Joseph, and Kansas City areas-the emigrant throngs came together at Fort Kearny, Nebraska. Although they c... View more info

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Red River Trails

By: Rhoda R. Gilman, Carolyn Gilman, and Deborah M. Stultz

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 511336

ISBN: 0-87351-133-6

Condition: 115 pp. photos, maps, index, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint


Oxcart Routes between St. Paul and the Selkirk Settlement, 1820-1870The Red River Trails traces the historical development of the paths that ran through Minnesota, North Dakota, and Canada. These rutted, tangled roads helped to open the West and provided a passageway for the exchange of furs and trade goods hauled by skilled métis (mixed-blood) drivers in their famed Red River oxcarts.In the mid-nineteenth century, a network of primitive roadways carried an inte... View more info

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Bound For Santa Fe: The Road To New Mexico and the American Conquest, 1806-1848

By: Stephen G. Hyslop.

Price: $34.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: c2002

Seller ID: 133899

ISBN: 0806133899

Condition: 528 pages, map, hardback, University of Oklahoma Press


For almost half a century, the Santa Fe Trail served as an avenue for both peaceful and violent exchange. Stephen G. Hyslop uses eyewitness accounts to explore the Santa Fe Trail's evolving role in the relationships among Americans, Mexicans, and Plains Indians.Reviews“Hyslop shows in his meticulously researched and adroitly written history…his apt visualization of the Santa Fe Trail.” Dallas Morning News View more info