Covered Wagon Women

Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails. 1875-1883

Author: Elliott West

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Category: Overland journeys to the Pacific

Page: 285

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Covered Wagon Women

Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails

Author: Kenneth L. Holmes

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Category: History

Page: 277

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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, experienced a journey much different than that of their predecessors. Many settlements now awaited those bound for the West, with amenities such as hotels and restaurants as well as grain suppliers to provide feed for the horses and mules that had replaced the slower oxen in pulling wagons. Routes were clearly marked -- some had been replaced entirely by railroad tracks. Nevertheless, many of the same dangers, fears, and aspirations confronted these dauntless women who traveled the overland trails.

Frontier House

Author: Simon Shaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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A companion to the PBS series offers behind-the-scenes details on the planning, production, casting, and filming of the program, along with historical perspectives, profiles of real-life settlers, and details of pioneer life.

Utah Historical Quarterly

Author: J. Cecil Alter

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Category: Utah

Page: 212

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List of charter members of the society: v. 1, p. 98-99.

America, History and Life

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Category: Canada

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

The Golden West

Fifty Years of Bison Books

Author: Alicia Christensen

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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In the fifty years since its inception in 1961, the Bison Books imprint at the University of Nebraska Press has published some of the best historical, literary, and original western literature. The Golden West celebrates that continuing mission, bringing together some of the most beloved and iconic stories of the American West. Here, readers will find the classic West: from the adventures of the Corps of Discovery to the trials of the Oregon Trail, from the diverse landscapes of the Great Plains to the rugged Rocky Mountains and the Willamette Valley, from traditional Sioux culture to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and from the cowboys, ranchers, farmers, and mountaineers who often make up our western mythology to their American Indian counterpoints in stories about tribal society, monumental battles, and interaction with white settlers. The Golden West holds something for every reader—fiction, poetry, memoir, folklore, firsthand accounts, and all the shades of gray in between.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

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Category: American literature

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