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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


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


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


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Emigrant's Guide

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Stackpole Books:

Seller ID: 760328


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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


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Colorado and Utah

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745037


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 La... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - California and Nevada

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745082


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. For... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies West

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745167


***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... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies East & Ozarks

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745174


***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, ... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Arizona and New Mexico

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745044


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 ... View more info