ACROSS ARIZONA in 1833--Yuma, Tombstone, Tucson. by Anonymous.
Reprinted from Harper's Monthly, here is an eyewitness account--gathered via train, stage, horse, and on foot--of southern Arizona. The Indians are described, the wild element at Tombstone is reported, and the mission church of San Xavier del Bac is depicted. It was a time of cowboys, City Marshall Wyatt Earp and gambler "Doc" Holliday, and Apaches--the wild frontier days of Arizona long before it became a state. Period engravings. 16 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-011-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-011-9. Order #: VIST0011 paper$3.95.
ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, AND NORTERN INDIAN BASKETS AND CURIOS. by Frohman Trading Co.
Reprint of 1902 wholesale and retail catalog from this trading company. Pictures and describes many baskets from various tribes and styles plus other goods like carved model canoes and paddles and totem poles. Prices are given for many items; convert to 2020 by multiplying by about 30. Provides a good survey of the crafts from various tribes, including Yakutat of Alaska, Potlatch ceremonial baskets, Klickitat baskets, rare Skokomish baskets, Sally bags, Makah baskets, Haida potlatch dancing baskets, chilcat blankets, maidu and pomo baskets, Pima and Maricopa baskets, baskets of Pomos, Maidus and Missions, E-pi-ca and Shibus, and some very rare baskets "priced on application" of Pomo burden and feather and abalone baskets.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. Order #: BIMO1067 paper$3.50.
MOUNTAIN: Pikes Peak and the Pikes Peak region. by Richard M. Pearl.
History of region west of Colorado Springs from earliest days. Travel by road, trail, and cog railway to the summit as one of Colorado's 14er mountains over 14000 feet, this one rising from the plains to the summit. The song 'America the Beautiful" was inspired by America's Mountain. Includes Native American history, flora, fauna, wildlife, geology, ghost towns. 36 pages, illustrations.
Inventory = 8. ISBN: 936564-38-5. 1964 revised edition. Order #: LILO5269 paper4.95.
AMERIKANUAK: Basques in the New World. by William Douglass.
Explores the roots of Basque people in the Americas, tracing their origin from their France/Spain homeland and recording their role in early sailing and exploring and their more recent work in the western sheep industry. Photos, 534 pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-87417-043-5. 1975. Dust jacket scuffed. Order #: UNNV3159 cloth$35.00.
AMONG THE APACHES. by Frederick Schwatka.
Apaches in 1870s: dwellings, medicine men, runners, war dress, weapons, leaders of this Southwestern tribe. Originally published in Century Magazine for 1887. 30 illustrations, 30 pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 0-910584-35-4. Order #: FILT4574 paper$4.00.
BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT: geology, history, prehistory. edited by David Grant Noble.
Geology, history & prehistory of New Mexico Indian pueblo of cliff dwellings and valley sites. How volcanoes provided the material for the cliff dwellings and the landscape, prehistory of the region from 4,000 years ago, excerpts from Adolph Bandelier's Southwestern Journals, and Past/Present/Future of Bandelier National Monument. Illustrated, 32 large-format pages."
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-277-089-X. 1985. Order #: SCAR1904 paper$4.95.
THE BEAVER MEN. by Mari Sandoz.
History of trappers who roamed the wilds of Canada and western America during the two centuries 1630-1834-their canoes, paddles, portages, and the animal whose fur they sought as bounty for trading to widespread companies. Tells of rivals of trading companies, rendezvous, relations with Indians, politics in the region. A chapter of American history that resulted in the first explorations by the white race of regions formerly known only to Native Americans, fueled largely by a desire to provide hats for folks in civilized areas. 335 pages, illustrated, maps, bibliography, index..
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-8032-5884-4. Order #: UNNE6948 paper$7.95
THE BIG MISSOURI WINTER COUNT. by Roberta Carkeek Cheney.
Records 131 years of Sioux life--1796 to 1926,
portrayed on an Indian hide calendar. Explains the meanings of the pictorial entries on the hide-years when a chief died, the stars fell, a French trader arrived, battles with other tribes, visit to the U. S. president, enlistment of "braves" into U.S. Army in World War I, and more for each year.. Illustrated, 48 pages, bibliography.
Inventory = 2; otherwise out of print. ISBN: 0-89761-081-6. Order #: NAGR0943 paper$6.95.
BLICKENSDERFER: images of the West. by Rutherford W. Witthus.
Blickensderfer was an accomplished pictorial photographer in the 1920s, presenting impressionistic soft-focused images that depicted many moods of the Rocky Mountain West. He singled out not only mountains and landscapes but also the cliff dwelling of the Mesa Verde, the exotic architecture of New Mexico's Indian pueblos, the arches of Capistrano, national parks of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon and of the stylistic buildings of Denver, Colorado. His work was exhibited in numerous shows. As an avid bird-watcher he also made portraits of them, even while waiting in trees to catch the right moment. 75 illustrations, 160 large-format pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-917895-09-6. 1966. Order #: CORD5944 cloth w/dust jacket$35.00.
BLONDE CHICANA BRIDE'S MEXICAN COOKBOOK. by Helen C. Keen.
The Gringo's guide to Mexican food from chile to coffee, from bread to beer. Recipes for enchiladas, sopapillas, huevos, pan, frijoles, guacamole, and more. Ideas for lowering the fat content of Mexican foods. Newer edition of earlier book by Duran. 61 pages, illustrated with historical engravings.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-86541-031-3. Order #: FILT3781 paper$5.95.
BLONDE CHICANA BRIDE'S MEXICAN COOKBOOK. by Helen C. Keen.
The Gringo's guide to Mexican food from chile to coffee, from bread to beer. Recipes for enchiladas, sopapillas, huevos, pan, frijoles, guacamole, and more. Ideas for lowering the fat content of Mexican foods. Newer edition of earlier book by Duran. 55 pages, illustrated with historical engravings.
Inventory = 6. ISBN: 0-910584-96-6. Order #: FILT0457 paper$4.95.
BUFFALO BILL POSTER.
Portrait of Colonel W.F. Cody from a pre-1900 poster printed in purple, yellow, and sepia on heavy stock, 11 " 15".
Inventory = 8. ISBN-10: 0-89646-093-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-093-5. Order #: VIST0093 poster$3.95.
BUFFALO BILL: The Man and the Museum. (Rocky Mountain Traveler
Guidebook). by Stanley W.
William Frederick Cody was the most recognizable personality during his day. As a traveling performer, he brought the American West to all corners of the world. Filled with photographs and well-written, this book tells the tales of this hero's life. 48 pages.
Inventory = 11. ISBN: 1-55838-076-0. Order #: amtr7604 paper$6.95.
BUFFALO BILL'S TRUE TALES. by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Buffalo Bill remains known and of interest because he typifies the romantic figure of the American West. His Wild West shows, a mixture of rodeo and circus along with real-life history, spread his fame, dramatizing this frontiersman as a super rider and top marksman. To us moderns, reading how Cody could be both an Indian killer and a friend of the Indian people might be hard to grasp, but it is important to grasp to better understand the nature of the frontier. Indian Chief Sitting Bull, for instance, and Buffalo Bill had stood against each other in matters of war, but toured in the Wild West show together! Also here are his tales as a Pony Express rider, buffalo hunter, and riding his horse for their lives. This is Bill's story, in his words; and yet, as an American, it is your story, too. Period illustrations, with a color cover. 24 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock. ISBN-10: 0-89646-022-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-098-0. Order #: VIST0098 paper$3.95.
THE CITY OF DENVER, 1888: an early
history of "The Queen City of the Plains". by Edwards Roberts.
Here is Denver at a time when the Centennial State of Colorado was only 12 years old. It is a story of mines, railroads, cattle and sheep, of cowboys, prospectors, bankers, merchants, and politicians--the resources from the region and the personalities that brought them together at this city on the plains at the base of the Rockies. The city itself had had fewer than 50 residents during the winter of 1858-59, but already by 1888 public and private buildings, urban and suburban districts, parks and schools had been built and arranged around a transportation system of rail, trolley, horse, and foot. It was a system that had "fit", unlike today's transportation system. It must have been an exciting period! There are also glimpses of satellite cities--Golden, Boulder, Central City, Black Hawk, Georgetown, and Leadville. Reprinted from Harper's Magazine. Illustrated with period engravings, 24 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = 85. ISBN-10: 0-89646-006-1. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-006-5. Order #: VIST0006paper$3.95.
C.P.R.R.: the Central Pacific Railroad. by Charles Nordhoff.
Reprinted from Marvels of the New West,1882. This is the epic story of building the line across the Sierra Nevada of California, the deserts of Nevada, and the salt flats of Utah to meet the Union Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point on May 10, 1869. Rail fans and history buffs have access today to historic parks and museums at the ends of this line in Sacramento and Promontory Point and along the way at the Donner Lake State Park. There is also an article explaining train travel by passengers at this early date. Period engravings. 48 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock. ISBN-10: 0-89646-097-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-097-3. Order #: VIST0097 paper$6.95.
COLORADO QUIZ BAG. by E. Edward Churchill.
Almost three dozen quizzes and puzzles to delight travelers with exciting CO lore. Place names, history facts, mineral names. 6 illustrations, 40 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-913488-04-6. Order #: TIMB0772 paper$3.95.
CONFESSIONS OF A MAVERICK: an autobiography. by Farrington R. Carpenter.
After proving up on a homestead in 1907 early Colorado, author became an active lawyer and built a cattle herd to be the largest in Colorado at that time, His area of operation was Hayden, west of the continental divide but not away from the politics east of it, serving in the state legislature and in the federal Department of the Interior involved in grazing management. Read of this active life at a time when horses were still a common matter and exposure to myriad situations was what happened. Historical photographs, 216 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-945276-27-6. 1984. Slight soiling on cover. Order#: COHI3350 paper$9.95.
COYOTE AND THE FISH. by Lorna Garrod.
Indian trickster story about how the rainbow trout got its rainbow color--by outsmarting coyote. Presented in simple story fashion; entertaining for both adult and youth fishers who know the colorful rainbow trout. 36 pages, 17 Mimbres style illustrations.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-86541-029-1. 1993. Order #: FILT0210 paper$4.00.
CRIPPLE CREEK 1900--a Colorado mining camp. by Francis Lynde.
Cripple Creek got a later start than most of the West's famous mining camps. In fact, many of its predecessors had already played out by 1891 when the Golconda was uncovered here. Tells how Cripple Creek got its name, gives history of nearby Pikes Peak, explains the mines and their mechanization. Because the industrial revolution was at peak in America in 1900, the technology of railway, electricity, and steam drilling could be applied at Cripple Creek. Reading this account helps us understand how Colorado and other Western states which had mineral resources were able to get a good and early start on their development, albeit at the expense of the Cripple Creeks, which were destined to bust just as they had been destined to boom. Period illustrations, 20 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-080-0. Order #: VIST0080 paper$3.95
DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION: the story of the Amargosa Opera House. by Marta Becket; edited by Stanley Paher.
How this professional dancer came to take an abandoned theater in the eastern California desert near Death Valley and make it into an opera house where she would give performances. This is also her story of soliciting public support to restore paintings that were on the walls. History of the town is given, including its major role in borax mining and milling. Photographs, map of region and nearby ghost towns, 16 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1979. Order #: NEVA1109 paper$2.50.
DEATH VALLEY'S SCOTTY'S CASTLE: the story behind the scenery (CA). Paher.
Strange story of this desert mansion in an isolated canyon of Death Valley National Park--of the man who had it built and the man who came to be identified with it. Includes interior furnishings, architecture. 48 large-format pages, color illus.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-916122-87-5. 1985. Order #: KCPU4878 paper$8.95.
DISCOVER WESTWARD EXPANSION: an Educational Activity Book. Salts.
Stories, games, puzzles relating to America's frontier settlement during the 1800s. Learn about American Indians, explorers, adventurers, gold-seekers, pioneers, miners, and fur-traders. Includes word games, puzzles, projects, secret codes, mazes, and more.. For children. 32 pages.
Inventory = 1 ISBN: 0-931056-03-9 . Order #: JENE6050 paper$4.95.
FIELD MOUSE GOES TO WAR: a bilingual tale. by Edward A. Kennard and Albert Yava. Illustrated by Fred Kabotie.
Can the little field mouse outwit the hawk that is stealing chickens from the People? This traditional Hopi tale was originally published in 1944 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The drawings are by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie who was born at the turn of the century on the Second Mesa. Kabotie was commissioned by the Museum of the American Indian in New York to record authentic native dances and by the Fred Harvey Company to decorate the Indian Tower on the south Rim of the Grand Canyon. The book is in English and phonetic Hopi. Contains pronunciation guide.74 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-86541-046-1. Order #: FILT5265 paper$10.95.
FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE (WA). by Archie Satterfield and David Lavender.
National Park Service Handbook 113. Washington fur-trading post on the bank of the Columbia River in Washington state built by the Hudson's Bay Company, and used for 35 years as trading center with Indians and trappers. The region of the fort was once sought as territory by Russia, Spain, Great Britain, and America. Explains how beavers were trapped and their pelts made into hats for a broad market plus daily life at the fort.. Roles of individuals active in making history are recounted. Includes guide to site and adjacent park areas. Black-and-white and color photographs, drawings, and paintings, maps, 146 pages,index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 024-005-0816-1. 1981. Order #: USGB2345 paper$7.00.
FOX GRAPES: Cherokee verse. by Joan Shaddox Isom.
Cherokee verse from Oklahoma. Author grew up in hills of eastern part of the state and is of Cherokee descent, giving her a consuming interest in the Native American--culture, myths, legends, and spiritualism. In her poems she writes about her heritage--the plains, the hills, the people. Illustrated by the author, 48 pages.
Inventory=36. ISBN: 0-910584-45-1. Order #: FILT0456 paper$3.95.
"FRONTIER TYPES" and "IN COWBOY LAND". by Theodore Roosevelt. Illustrated by Frederic Remington.
Roosevelt's own account of his time as a ranch hand in 1890s Dakota Territory, first published in Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. Introduces characters known before he became president: starving fur trappers, hard-working cowboys, rustlers, black-mailing claim jumpers, gunfighters, irregular constable and preacher. 44 pages, illustrated.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-86541-041-0. Order #: FILT5543 paper$5.95.
FRYING PANS WEST: cookbook...on food and drinks from the frontier. by Sam Arnold.
Reviewed as "a rare book with bona fide details of frontier cookery--well researched and personally tested." Frontier food and drinks gleaned from some 1600 books of the period, many served in Colorado's The Fort restaurant, replica of fur-trading post. Recipes from the Oregon Trail, Mormon migrations, Santa Fe Trail are included along with Native American and Mexican. Recipes for drinks are given, such as the non-alcoholic "switchel" to the potent "Bent's Fort Hailstorm". There are biscochitos, red flannel hash, sago-rhubarb pudding, pinole, carne asada, minted trout, capirotada, and more--over 80 historic recipes in all. Drawings, 72 pages, index.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-914454-3X. 1985. Order #: ARNO0512 paper$6.95.
GALEN CLARK: Yosemite Guardian. by Shirley Sargent.
Galen Clark was so well known for his dedication and devotion to Yosemite as a pioneer, explorer, conservationist, author, and guardian that he was almost as famous as Half Dome. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, his valuable contributions had largely faded from public memory. John Muir has become a folk hero, yet Clark, who was Muir's predecessor in Yosemite by twelve years and was far more intimate with its affairs, has been neglected. It was he who discovered the Mariposa Grove, kept peace with the Indians, superintended the building of trails, roads, and bridges, and zealously protected the place he described as "...this wonderful sanctuary of Nature's vast mountain temple." (from the foreword by Shirley Sargent). 88 large-format pages, 84 illustrations, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. GRWE7466 paper$9.95.
A GUIDE TO GRAND CANYON VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT. by Timothy Manns.
Gives overview of Grand Canyon history, noting Native Americans of thousands of years ago, Spanish explorers in 1540, European visitors, prospectors, and tourism entrepreneurs. Details the structures of the district: Red Horse Station when canyon visitors came by stagecoach, Bright Angel Trail operated as a toll road, Kolb Studio of photographers who made early Colorado River trip, Lookout Studio of Fred Harvey Company selling photographs and books, pioneer and miner's Buckey O'Nell Cabin, Indian Gardens in the canyon, El Tovar Hotel, Hopi House, Verkamp's Curios, Santa Fe Railway Station, first National Park Service administration building, Mule and Horse Barns. Historical photographs, district map, 24 pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: None. Order #: GRCA0568 paper$4.95.
GUIDE TO HISTORIC ASPEN AND THE ROARING FORK VALLEY. Sarah J. Pearce & Roxanne Eflin.
Covers mining days, railroad history, recreation, historic buildings, beginning of skiing, fire department, mansions of mining barons, and tours. Photographs, maps, 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN:0-917895-32-0. 1990.. Order #: CORD7579 paper$7.95.
GUIDE TO THE GEORGETOWN/SILVER PLUME HISTORIC DISTRICT. Neely, Bradley, and Borneman.
Important city in Colorado's history. Describes individual buildings and famous loop railroad now offering scenic rides. Includes the nearby town of Silver Plume. Photographs, maps, 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-917895-08-8. 1990. Order#: CORD5941 paper$7.95.
HAUNTED HIGHWAYS: the ghost towns of New Mexico. by Ralph Looney.
Histories of once lively towns and also of camps that didn't make it. A combination guidebook and history of more than two dozen New Mexico ghost towns such as Loma Parda, bloody Lincoln Town, Mogollon, Columbus, Dolores, Cerillos and more. Includes the characters of the region, such as Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett, Jinglebob John Chisum, Kit Carson, Pancho Villa plus Native Americans Victorio and Cochise and their resistance to the coming of the white man. 150 contemporary and historical photographs, map, 220 large-format pages, index.
Inventory = 2.ISBN: 0-8263-0506-7 1986. Order #: UNNM1605 paper$17.95.
HEALTH, WEALTH AND PLEASURE IN COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO. by F.C. Nims.
Early guidebook to scenery along Denver and Rio Grande Railway, with towns and forts and includes scenic attractions, wildlife, Native Americas, and economic activity at the time of its 1881 printing. Intent was to promote rail passenger use and was the first of many similar releases. Reprint from 1881, released in this form as a centennial edition. Illustrated with 19th century engravings, 129 pages.
Inventory = 6. ISBN:0-89013-126-0. 1978. Covers lightly scuffed. Order#: MUNM0899 paper$5.95.
HISTORIC COOKERY. by Fabiola C Gilbert.
First appearing in 1931, Historic Cookery is an early cookbook of New Mexican foods from the author's family and villagers in northern New Mexico. Complete recipes for chile sauces, corn dishes, meats, cheese, eggs, and vegetables as well as salads, soups, breads, desserts, and beverages. 43 pages, drawings, index. perfect-bind spine.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 978-0-941270-99-1. Order #: GISM1833 paper$5.95.
A HISTORY OF PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT. by Robert A. Murray.
Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota, where early plains
native Americans quarried catlinite stone for pipes. This Native American industry began arond 1650 and there is still active quarrying of the special stone by tribal members. Early painter of Indians George Catlin visited the site and made a sketrch of it in 1836 with his name then being used for the rock. Pipes and other objects made from catlinite have been traded widely and pipe-smoking for ceremonial purposes was an Indian custom throughout America. Photos, map, 60 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: . Order #: PIIS5503 paper$4.00.
IN RED MAN'S LAND: a study of the American Indian. by Frances E. Leupp.
Leupp was an early U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs and had written government reports about relations with tribes. In this book his purpose was to deal with the Indian as an individua "as if introducing an old resident to new neighbors". Chapters therefore include "The Aboriginal Red Man". "The Red Man and the Government","The Red Man and His White Neighbor", "The Red Man and Our Social Order", and "The Red Man as Teacher and Learner". Historical photographs showing Indians in camps, Chiefs, Maidens, homes. 161 pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 0-87380-115-6. 1976. Order #: RIGR1235 cloth$12.00.
IT HAPPENED IN NEVADA. by Elizabeth Gibson.
Fascinating stories about thirty events that helped make Nevada what it is today, including little-known episodes that shaped the Silver State's colorful history. Join "Pony Bob" on his daring ride, learn of filming of an early motion picture, hear of Elvis Presley's strange wedding, read of Mark Twain's early newspaper career, train and bank robberies and more. 142 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-1-56044-944-7. Order #: GLPE5760 paper$14.95.
and the opening of the West. by Dale L. Morgan.
An authentic American hero, Smith's main purpose was to find and trap beaver for the fur trade but in the process he discovered many western areas and travel routes: South Pass in Wyoming, California via overland, crossing of the Sierra Nevada, length and width of the Nevada/Utah Great Basin, and first to reach Oregon by journey up the coast from California. Episodes of travel in snow, dealings with fur companies, traveling companions, Indian relations and encounters.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-8032-5138-6. Pages 1-4 wrinkled. Order #: UNNE6523 paper$9.95.
KOKOPELLI: Casanova of the Cliff Dweller. John V. Young.
Who or what was Kokopelli? The hunchback flute player's many roles and the Kokopelli legends are described in this 40 page, illustrated book.
Inventory= 5. ISBN: 0-86541-026-7. Order #: FILT7122 paper$4.95
KOKOPELLI: Casanova of the Cliff Dwellers.
Inventory=1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-110-4. Order #: FILT7123 paper$6.95
KOKOPELLI: drum in belly. by Gail Haley.
Meticulously researched interpretation of the Native American story of Kokopelli, the hunchback flute player. 32 pages, full color. An ancient Native American tale beautifully told and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist. Meticulously researched interpretation of the complex and fascinating Native American story of Kokopelli, the hunchback flute player. Ages 8 and up. 32-pages, full color, dust jacket.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-86541-069-5. Order #: FILT4217 paper$12.95.
LET'S EAT: Ramona Pioneer Historical Society Cookbook. by Ramona Pioneer Historical Society
Recipes for main dishes and vegetables, salads and sauces, breads, deserts, and candies--some with a historical aspect such as weewish (acorn mush used by the Native Americans of California), oxtails bourgeois, bean soup with hoe cake, green corn oysters, hominy grits, Yorkshire pudding from 1885, pink beans with ground venison, barbecued rabbit, Grandmother's soda biscuits, baked oranges, tipsy parson, zabaglioni, samang bars, lazy daisy cake, champagne julep.
Inventory = 23. ISBN: None. 1975. Order #: ACOM6001 paper$3.95.
THE MALPAIS GOLD. Carson.
Novel of how one man was intrigued by a chance-find to become a treasure addict. The gold sought was first discovered in New Mexico in 1864, then most of its discoverers were killed by Indians and the two remaining hid what they had, losing track of where and setting off intrigue to find the location ever since. Covers scuffed. 148 pages.
Inventory = 3.ISBN: 0-941620-09-3. 1978. CARS0272 paper$6.95.
MARK TWAIN IN HAWAII--the noted humorist's 1866 visit. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).
The noted humorist's account of his 1866 trip to Hawaii, made at a time when the islands were still more for the natives than for the tourists. Yet Twain visits many of the sites and tries his hand at many of the activities that modern tourists do--he surfs, goes for an ocean canoe ride, sees the City of Refuge, visits the volcano, studies the nobility, and watches the hula. Twain the dreamer admired Hawaii, land of dreams, and he even writes seriously of the scenery, on occasion. Illustrations are from the original edition of the work, with others added from a similar time period from other sources. 96 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-070-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-070-6. 1999. Order #: VIST0070 paper$6.95.
MARK TWAIN'S VIRGINIA CITY:
Nevada Territory in the 1860s. by Mark Twain. (Samuel Clemens). Here are the famous humorist's adventures in and around early Virginia City, Nevada
Territory (now Nevada state). There are silver mining, speculation in silver mines, work
in a quartz mill. A trip to Lake Tahoe to secure a timber empire resulted mainly in
starting a forest fire. There was the search for the Lost Cement Mine, and, finally,
reporting for "The Territorial Enterprise", Virginia City's rollicking newspaper
that reported the episodes of riches and murders rampant in this important Western mining
center. The writings here were first published in 1872 in "Roughing It", but we
have pulled from the larger work just episodes on Virginia City in order to maintain that
as a focus. Read these Twain anecdotes for fun, but, remember, too, that these incidents
really happened, and that the principals were often in dead earnest; it just took Twain's
insights to show the satirical side of human nature. Illustrations are from the original book and other sources. 64 pages.. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-074-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-074-4. Order #: VIST0074 paper$6.95.
MONTANA AND THE WEST--essays in honor of K. Ross Toole. Rex C. Myers and Harry W. Fritz.
Foreword by Wallace Stegner tells of the dedication of this enthusiastic Western historian and his open presentation of what he saw as corporate excesses in the development--or compromise and in some cases destruction--of the region/s natural resources of minerals and grasslands. Toole was influential as a professor of history and director of the state historical society. Here his students and other historians present essays of their own on episodes of Montana history. Photos, 250 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87108-586-0. 1984. Order #: PRUE1155 paper$12.95.
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE KINGS RIVER COUNTRY, 1864. by Clarence King of the California Geological Survey.
This early ascent of Mount Tyndall at the head of King's River (the river is not related to our author) is now classic Western Americana literature. It is mountaineering drama to the extreme, written even when the foothills of the Sierra Nevada were remote enough, let alone peaks at the range crest, such as Tyndall. Clearly showing is the author's love of nature. This writing appeared in several forms before being gathered with others of King's articles in 1872 into Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, a book still in print! In our little volume we include just material dealing with the Kings River country so that visitors to this region, much of it now in Kings Canyon National Park, can focus. King also conducted the U.S. Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel, an unexplored line through America's interior, and was first director of the U. S. Geological Survey. He has a Sierran peak named for him. Illustrations are added from Picturesque California (1888) and The Yosemite Guidebook (1869). 48 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-042-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-042-3. Order #: VIST0042 paper$3.95.
NEZ PERCE COUNTRY: a guide to Nez Perce National Historical Park. by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
National Park Service Handbook #121. Describes culture of Native American tribe from Idaho region--their goods, religion, territory, horses, customs, biographies of individuals. Includes interaction of native Americans with traders, trappers, missionaries, soldiers--including hostilities with white settlers--and eventually the flight of the people to escape what they perceived as unacceptable relations with the government in an attempt to reach Canada while being pursued by the U.S. Army and engaging in numerous battles and even passing through land already established as Yellowstone National Park. There are travelers' tips and guide including to the sites of many of the battles. Drawings, black-and-white plus color photographs, 224 pages.
Inventory = 2.ISBN: 024-005-00906-0. 1983. Scarred spot on front cover. Order #: USGB4623 paper$6.50.
NEVADA TREASURE HUNTERS GHOST TOWN GUIDE. by Theroin Fox.
Handy reference to locating old ming camps, ghost town sites, mountains and rivers, lakes, camel trails, abandoned roads. springs and water holes. includes 1881 fold-in map of Nevada with glossary of 800 place names and 1867 map of Nevada plus a description of the state as of 1881. The 1880 population of cities and towns is given: Las Vegas had 88 people; Reno had 1,202; Virginia City had 10,917, the largest city in the state. Maps, 24 pages. Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1961. Order #: NEVA paper$2.50.
NEW LIGHT ON CHACO CANYON. by David Grant Noble.
Prehistory of this people who built monumental stone towers, ceremonial great kivas, and laid out extensive building complexes along consistent lines yet over long periods. Rock drawings and communication with outlying sites was also developed. Here archaeological findings are presented, along with the development of that science in the area. Presents art and practical objects discovered during excavations and traces some of the history of restoring and stabilization of structures. Photographs, some in color, many historical. 108 large-format pages, index.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-933452-10-1. Order #: SCAR8017 paper$12.95.
A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CRIPPLE CREEK. by Leland Feitz.
Colorado mining town began with discovery of gold in 1890, to become a thriving city and now a living ghost town of its former self--until its gambling revival.. Cripple Creek at one time had 10 newspapers.100 historical photos with captions showing buildings, railroads, horse team freighters, horse-drawn wagons, parades, and the interiors of businesses and homes-as well as mines and miners and overviews of the town..48 large-format pages, 1990.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0936564-37-7. Order #: LILO3439 paper$7.95.
PIONEER DAYS IN SAN FRANCISCO. by John Williamson Palmer.
The City's history from July 8, 1846, when the American flag first waved over the city (then called Yerba Buena), continuing through the early days of Mormon settlement, the total disruption during the Gold Rush of 1849, the terrible inflation of prices, the polyglot composition of the populace, and of City Fathers, Vigilance Committees, and fires. This history goes only to the mid-1850s, truly a pioneer history of just the first, frontier decade of the great City by the Bay. See not only from where the physical base of San Francisco came, but gain insight into how its people of mixed ethnic origin, thrown together in common destiny, sought means and institutions to secure their future, helping perhaps to bring the city to be one of the most open-minded on earth. Period engravings. 32 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-015-0. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-015-7. Order #: VIST0015 paper$4.95. Also see Alcatraz.
POWELL'S CANYON VOYAGE. by W. L. Rusho.
History of J. W. Powell's first expedition through the Grand Canyon, organized as an endeavor to gather scientific information on the route of the river and its character, being in one of the last places of the then-United States to be explored. In addition, the venture also became an adventure as Powell's group navigated uncharted rapids in wooden boats. 44pages, illustrated with engravings and photographs from early expeditions..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-910584-12-5. Order #: FILT0461 paper$4.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF ARIZONA. by Marshall Trimble.
Varied legends, lost-treasure stories, ghost towns, place names, ancient past of byways--arranged along the highways of the state so you can learn of the past as you travel. Illustrated, 480 pages with Arizona chronology, index, and bibliography.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-87842-198-X. 1994. Order #: MOPR5613 paper$20.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA. by Ruth
"An exceptional guide for curious, history-conscious travelers." —Midwest Book Review. Author Ruth Pittman writes with graceful ease and contagious enthusiasm about the missions, the gold rush, the rich cultural diversity, and issues as old as California--water, social programs, the environment, and more. 430 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87842-318-7. Order #: MOPR9051 paper$20.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF COLORADO. by Candy Moulton.
Sights and stories along Colorado's roads and highways past ancient pueblos, mining boom and ghost towns, frontier forts, and modern ski resorts.297 pages, photos, and maps.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-520-9. Order #: MOPR1133 paper$20.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF NEVADA. by Richard Moreno.
Rich Moreno is one of the most talented travel writers in the West. His knowledge of Nevada's farthest reaches and the unusual history of each place may be unmatched. —Ron James, Nevada state historical preservation officer. There's more to Nevada than one-armed bandits, cheap buffets, and Elvis impersonators. From ice ages to expeditions, Paiutes to pioneers, and dams to divorce seekers, Roadside History of Nevada provides an overview of the Silver State. Richard Moreno divides Nevada into six geographical-historical areas, rich and often surprising in detail: Pyramid Lake yielded a world-record 41-pound cutthroat trout; Virginia City housed Mark Twain when he wrote for the Territorial Enterprise; and Lovelock Cave was the site of one of the West's greatest archaeological misunderstandings. Survey the boom and bust of the mining industry, trace the desperate plight of the Donner party trapped in Sierra snow, and observe the growth of gambling from low-profile to a neon-castle industry. 368 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 978-0-87842-410-8. Order #: MOPR9056 paper$22.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF NEW MEXICO. by Francis Fugate and Roberta Fugate.
1990 Western Writers of America Spur Award. Indian, Spanish, and Anglo cultures as discovered along roadways. "It provides a skillfully crafted...synthesis of the historical background of countless communities and other sites along the roadsides that crisscross New Mexico's vast landscape." —Journal of the West. New Mexico's heritage spans more than four and a half centuries. Roadside History of New Mexico brings the state's history to vibrant life. 483 pages, illustrated. Out of print.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87842-242-5. Order #: MOPR5701 paper$20.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF OKLAHOMA. by Francis
Fugate and Roberta Fugate.
"Whether you visit the sites in person or read about them from an easy chair, this roadside history is a must for folks wanting to know when, why, and how the twin territories joined to become the state of Oklahoma." —Arthur Shoemaker, True West.
Roadside History of Oklahoma invites tourists and residents alike to use the state's highways as avenues connecting the present with the past. Drive along the stage route used by the Butterfield Overland Mail, or follow the Chisholm Trail as the first cowboys did after the Civil War when they drove cattle to railheads in Kansas, or cross the state on "America's Main Street," Route 66. Uses highways to connect present with past. Includes Butterfield & Chisolm Trails, US Rte. 66. Photos, 472 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-272-2. Order #: MOPR7353 paper$20.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF OREGON. by
Explorers, town builders, lighthouse keepers, varied past of Oregon. "Once in a while a travel/history book comes along that truly grasps the reader's attention and fires the imagination. Such a book is Roadside History of Oregon...It makes for fascinating reading." —Reid Iford, Oregon City Enterprise Courier. This volume takes the reader through time, from Lewis and Clark's journey along the Columbia River to pioneer town-builders at the end of the Oregon Trail, from the tenders of lonely lighthouses off the storm-wracked coast to the Chinese miners working the depths of Hells Canyon. Illustrated, 448 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-252-8. Order #: MOPR3135 paper$24.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF TEXAS. by Leon Metz.
The best book thus far in an altogether excellent series, a cornucopia of beautiful, often funny, anecdotes and data on every corner of the vast state." —Rocky Mountain News. This book guides visitors and residents along the state's highways and through its past to reveal the key figures and events that have made Texas what it is today. Overview of state, its regions, people and places along roadways. Illus., 489 pages. Out of print.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-297-8. Order #: MOPR8147paper$20.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF WYOMING.
Guide to state's 5 historic regions from Indians and trappers through emigrants to ranchers, merchants, more. Photos, maps, 432p. It's a good book, and worth adding to the library of anyone with an interest in Wyoming's past. —Mark Huffman, Jackson Hole News. In Roadside History of Wyoming readers will learn about Native Americans who struggled to adapt to many sudden changes, mountain men who braved the wilderness, emigrants who suffered untold hardships, cattle and sheep drovers who took advantage of the open range, miners who sought wealth below the ground, and many others whose deeds help define the state's rich history. 440 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87842-316-3. Order #: MOPR8251 paper$20.00.
ROADSIDE HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE PARK. by Winfred Blevins.
Learn about the Indians who lived or traveled through Yellowstone, as well as the mountain men who were the first white people to discover Yellowstone, the government "explorers" who mapped it and fought to make it a park, the poachers and other exploiters who threatened the park, and those who protected it. Meet the travelers, foreign and domestic, high-born and low-born, who sojourned here off the travails, thrills, dramas, and serene satisfactions of the people over the park's history. Easy and enjoyable to read, this guide allows you to begin at any of the five park entrances and follow the park's story as you follow the road. 116 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-223-4. Order #: MOPR9061 paper$10.00.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CACHE: a Western wild game cookbook. by Sharon Duffala.
Wild fish and game cookbook especially for the western sports person that also has an historical aspect to understand how explorers and pioneers lived off the land: how to prepare game in the field, big game, small game, upland birds and waterfowl, and game fish. Covers butchering, lots of ways to use venison, filleting a fish, and many recipes--for crawdad tails, elk heart, pan-fried turtle, camp-roasted rattlesnake, jackrabbit deluxe, muskrat, and many more. Photographs, 80 pages, index.\
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87108-630-1. 1982. Order #: PRUE1151 paper$5.95.
RUSH FOR RICHES: gold fever and the making of California. by Holliday.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: -520-21402-1. 1999. Order #: UNCA2719 paper$35.00. Describe, then add to other pages.
SAINT LOUIS IN 1884: "the future great city of the world". by William Henry Bishop.
Belching clouds of dark smoke coming from the city's factory chimneys were cited as proof that St. Louis was indeed prosperous! Early, the city was a supply depot on the west bank of the Mississippi River for emigrants heading across the plains. Native stone architecture in the city is described, as are the centers of retail trade, parks, schools, and public buildings. Reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Period engravings are added to the text. 24 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-024-X. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-024-9. Order #: VIST0024 paper$3.95.
SALINAS: archaeology, history, prehistory. Editor: David Grant Noble.
New Mexico area includes pueblo Indian and Spanish mission sites of Gran Quivira, Quarai, and Abo. Spanish efforts here to gain riches from silver and to spread their faith failed and neither they nor the Indians survived. 'though their missions still stand as empty shells and there are remnants of the pueblo towns. Now a national monument, the story is told of the native Americans beginning at least 10,000 years ago as various peoples dominated the area. Rock art is discussed, with several photographs, and there are the stories of the Pueblo Revolt and of Bernardo Gruber and a superstition he promoted to his dismay. Illustrated, maps, 40 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-941270-78-5. 1982. Order #: anci8013 paper$4.95.
SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT. by Merrill J. Mattes.
National Park Service Handbook #28 to exploration by fur traders, role in overland migrations of Nebraska site. Includes discovery of the overland route, fr trade, missionaries, emigrants, 49ers, Pony Express, Plains wars, cowboys and homesteaders. Also covers natural history of the region and prehistory plus a guide to the area and related areas. Historical photographs and drawings, maps, 68 pages.
Inventory = 6. ISBN: 024-005-0891-8. 1983/ May have loose signature pages. Order #: USGB4625 paper$4.95.
SEVEN TRAILS WEST. by Arthur King Peters.
Explores the major routes that linked the eastern United States to the Far West: Lewis & Clark's route, Santa Fe Trail, Oregon/California Trail, Mormon Trail, Pony Express, Transcontinental Telegraph and Transcontinental Railroad. Portrays personalities involved, locating the routes, developing the trails and lines, and using them by emigrants, mail carriers, and travelers. Historical and modern photographs and maps, chronology, 252 pages, index.
Inventory= 1.ISBN: 0-7892-0678-1. 2000.Order #: MISC2709 paper$29.95.
SIOUX RIVER. by Audrie Reynolds.
Indian poetry from the Standing Rock Reservation. Author taught at Indian school in North Dakota and acquired working knowledge of the Sioux language, also learning of the unique character of this people as well as the landscape that seems to some barren and empty. Considered a "must" for those who would know the Sioux. Drawings, 64 pages.
Inventory = 11. ISBN: 0-87961-048-4. Order #: NAGR0950 paper$6.95.
A STORY OF LIFE AT WOLFE RANCH; Arches National Park. by Maxine Newell.
History of pioneer living in the Moab, Utah area. In 1906 John Wolfe brought part of his family from Ohio to establish in what is now Arches National Park a 100-acre ranch and a one-room cabin, now gone, but with the next edition still standing near the Delicate Arch Trailhead. Ranching provided beef as food and for trading with prospectors and Indians and a small dam furnished water for a garden of vegetables. There are tales of family dynamics in this area of rugged living from folks with a "civilized" path and of educating their own children. Supplies were ordered by catalog and received four times per year after a day's ride. In 1975 Wolfe Ranch Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a reminder of pioneer life in the western desert. Photos, 27 pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: None. Order #: CALA2203 paper$3.95.
A TOUCH OF OREGON: lovesong to a state. by Ralph Friedman.
Novel tells tales of indigenous Oregon--its characters and episodes distinctively Oregonian, with development of areas and stories of boosters. 224 pages, index..
Inventory = 2.ISBN: 0-89174-005-8. 1984. Order #: COMS4250 paper$3.95.
THE TREE ARMY:a pictorial history of the Civilian Conservation Corps,
1933-1942 (book). by Stan Cohen.
The New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the life of every American from the time of his inauguration in 1933 down to the present. There is general agreement that one of the best programs—and certainly one that left a remarkable visual legacy of conservation work—was the Civilian Conservation Corps. 8 1/2"x 11", 192 pages, 193 photos.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-933126-11-5. Order #: PIHI5797 paper$14.95.
THE WEST ON WOOD: a book of 19th century pictures. (VOL. 1--Southwestern Indians). by Kelly Choda.
19th century engravings gleaned from early publications, with sources. Introductory material relates the process and its hardships of gathering illustrations and printing them in this early period. The illustrators themselves are also recalled. Many of these same illustrations, and similar ones, are still being used in modern publications.. Illustrated, 56 pages.
Inventory = 12. ISBN: 0-86541-015-1. Order #: FILT4662 paper$4.95.
YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY: voices and photographs. by Richard Phillips.
Passages from park's written history are coupled with modern photographs and drawings. Includes capsule stories from the park history, telling of Indians trappers, park discovery, origin of the park idea, episodes of adventure told by early travelers. Chapters include Beginnings, Early Years, Discovery, The Land, Chief Joseph, Later, and An Era Ends. Includes letters and diary pages from trappers and explorers, Indian encounter by early tourist, statement from Chief Joseph,, Congressional testimony. Illustrated, 95 large-format pages.
Inventory = 20. ISBN : None. 1977. Slight cover scuffing. Order#: PHIL2145 paper$6.95.
THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (ID/MT/WY). by John Muir.
Here is what may well be Muir's most literary piece of nature writing, inspired not by the Sierra Nevada he was more familiar with, but by the wonders of the Yellowstone region. The text tells of the park's geysers, lakes, mountains, animals, flowers and trees, petrified forest--of the "blessed old Yellowstone Wonderland." It is the source for his oft-quoted phrase:
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
Tips on how to travel in the park around the turn-of the-century are included! Illustrated with drawings and engravings, many by Thomas Moran. 80 pages, 6 x 9, coated stock. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock. ISBN 978-0-89646-101-7. Order #VIST0101 paper$7.95.
THE YELLOWSTONE STORY, Volume I--paper. by Aubrey L. Haines.
Park history from Native Americans, mountain men, and explorers to park pioneers. Development of the idea for a national park in this area, with references to Yosemite (established in 1864) as an example to be applied to Yellowstone but on a national level is explained along with the legislative process to establish Yellowstone. Flight of Nez Perce through the park in their failed attempt to reach Canada. Early park superintendents and their efforts to protect the park resources and provide services for visitors with little staff or resources. There were poachers of the park's wildlife, specimen collectors, and vandals. The story continues in Volume II with chapters on "Rescued by the Army" and "A park comes of age". Historical photographs, 405 pages, index. Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-87801-104-5. Order #: UNCO0318 paper$12.95. Also see Vol. I cloth (UNCO4460) and Vol. II (UNCO0319)
THE YELLOWSTONE STORY: Volume I--cloth. by Aubrey L. Haines.
Park history from Native Americans, mountain men, and explorers to park pioneers. Development of the idea for a national park in this area, with references to Yosemite (established in 1864) as an example to be applied to Yellowstone but on a national level is explained along with the legislative process to establish Yellowstone. Flight of Nez Perce through the park in their failed attempt to reach Canada. Early park superintendents and their efforts to protect the park resources and provide services for visitors with little staff or resources. There were poachers of the park's wildlife, specimen collectors, and vandals. The story continues in Volume II with chapters on "Rescued by the Army" and "A park comes of age". Historical photographs, 405 pages, index.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-87801-103-7. Order #: UNCO4460 cloth$15.00. Also see Vol. I paper (UNCO0318) and Vol. II (UNCO0319).
THE YELLOWSTONE STORY, Volume II. by Aubrey L. Haines.
Continuation of the story from Vol. I.: The fledgling national park is "rescued" by the Army as its first protectors, arriving in the park in 1886, long after the park's creation in 1872. They were needed to ensure the park was to remain "imparted for the enjoyment of future generations" as required by the founding legislation. The Army patrolled the park, provided engineering and construction for a road system. Railroads lobbied to provide access for tourists and threatened to construct lines in the park itself. But this changed with the coming of the auto and therefore the phasing out of stagecoach tours. Next came the park rangers and how they evolved management practices best for the park and its visitors. Back material includes extensive chapter notes, bibliography, biographies of park explorers and figures, statistics of visitation and appropriation, and legislation. Historical photos, maps. 562 pages, index.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-87801-116-9. 1977. Order #: UNCO0319 paper$12.95. Also see Vol. I. (UNCO0318--paper & UNCO4460--cloth).
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