The Story of Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail (Classic Reprint)

Author: Lalla Maloy Brigham

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780266474746

Category: Reference

Page: 172

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Excerpt from The Story of Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail Council oak The Council of three United States Commissioners and the chiefs of the Great and Little Osage Indians took place under this Council Oak August 10, 1825. Council Grove received its name at this Council. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Flint Hills

Author: Greg A. Hoots

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738583136

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 9135

The Kansas Flint Hills stretch across a dozen counties in the eastern half of the Sunflower State. The region boasts rolling hills covered in native grasses, including the tallgrass varieties unique to the area. Dubbed the "Great American Desert" by pioneers facing the prairie's vastness, the rich grassland became home to settlers pursuing ranching and farming enterprises. Images of America: Flint Hills presents over 200 historic images from a half-dozen counties in the region. Included are vintage photographs from the Native Stone Scenic Byway and the Flint Hills Scenic Byway that transverse the district. Also included are views of Council Grove, the last place that travelers could purchase supplies before leaving on the Santa Fe Trail. The Davis Ranch, which encompassed all of what is now the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, is seen in historic images never published before. The volume concludes with photographs of Flint Hills cowboys at work and at play.

Exploring Kansas Highways

Trip Trivia

Author: Michael Heim

Publisher: Exploring America's Highway

ISBN: 9780974435886

Category: Kansas

Page: 310

View: 4249

Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns

Author: Deborah Edwards Sakach

Publisher: American Historic Inns Inc

ISBN: 1888050225

Category: Travel

Page: 340

View: 6885

Provides information on the locations, facilities, services, decor, food, and rates of bed-and-breakfasts and country inns in the United States and Canada.

The Santa Fe Trail

a historical bibliography

Author: Jack DeVere Rittenhouse

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

View: 9385

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877790174

Category: Reference

Page: 1792

View: 391

"A comprehensive, one-volume desk reference created in cooperation with Encyclopædia Britannica®. Features more than 2.5 million words, 25,000 clear and precise articles, over 1700 illustrations, and 225 maps. Includes pronunciations."\\

Land of Enchantment

Memoirs of Marian Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail

Author: Marian Russell

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826308054

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 1351

Offers one of the few firsthand accounts by a woman of life on the Santa Fâe Trail.

Commerce of the Prairies

Author: Josiah Gregg

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806110592

Category: History

Page: 469

View: 4257

Written as a scrupulously accurate guidebook to the prairies and as an authoritative account of the early Santa Fe trade, Commerce of the Prairies has been a favorite of historians, ethnologists, naturalists, and collectors of Western Americana for generations. But Gregg’s masterpiece is not for specialists alone: its vivid descriptions of desert mirages, wagon caravans, Indian alarms and attacks, buffalo hunts, and other early Western phenomena will delight all who wish to know the country as it was before the great herds of buffalo were slaughtered and the roving Indians confined to reservations, before the landscape was transformed by barbed wire, domestic cattle, plowed fields, and modern highways. Josiah Gregg, a man of rare sensitivity and passionate science interest, joined a caravan of traders bound for Santa Fé in 1831 and almost immediately developed a fascination for the adventure-packed life of Santa Fé trader. And during the ten years that he engaged in the San Fé trade, Gregg took copious notes on the life and landscape of the American prairies and the Mexican plateau, later utilizing them in Commerce of the Prairies. This new edition faithfully follows the rare first edition, to and including the maps and illustrations. It will be welcomed both by readers familiar with the importance and interest of Gregg’s work and by readers who have yet to discover its attraction.

Public Works History in the United States

A Guide to the Literature

Author: Suellen M. Hoy,American Association for State and Local History,Public Works Historical Society

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : American Association for State and Local History


Category: Public works

Page: 477

View: 9810

Sallie Fox

The Story of a Pioneer Girl

Author: Dorothy Kupcha Leland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780961735760

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 114

View: 1561

Presents the fictionalized account of a young girl who left Iowa with her family in 1858, facing hardships as they traveled to California along the Santa Fe Trail and the Beale Wagon Road.

Who was who in America

Author: Marquis Who's Who

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 9074

View: 8716

The United States Catalog

Books in Print January 1, 1928

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: 3164

View: 4723


A Deep Map

Author: William Least Heat-Moon

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547527470

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 9931

This New York Times bestseller by the author of Blue Highways is “a majestic survey of land and time and people in a single county of the Kansas plains” (Hungry Mind Review). William Least Heat-Moon travels by car and on foot into the core of our continent, focusing on the landscape and history of Chase County—a sparsely populated tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of central Kansas—exploring its land, plants, animals, and people until this small place feels as large as the universe. Called a “modern-day Walden” by the Chicago Sun-Times, PrairyErth is a journey through a place, through time, and into the human mind from the acclaimed author of Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road. “A sense of the American grain that will give [PrairyErth] a permanent place in the literature of our country.” —Paul Theroux, The New York Times

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 9636

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.