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The Western Trail

Author : Ralph Compton
ISBN : 9781429933469
Genre : Fiction
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In the aftermath of the Civil War, cash-starved Texans turned to the only resource they possessed in abundance: longhorn cows. Despite the hazards of trailing longhorns across some three hundred miles of Indian Territory, this was the only way to access the railroad... THE WESTERN TRAIL Benton McCaleb and his band of bold-spirited cowboys traveled long and hard to drive thousands of ornery cattle into Wyoming's Sweetwater Valley. They're in the midst of setting up a ranch just north of Cheyenne when a ruthless railroad baron and his hired killers try to force them off the land. Now, with the help of the Shoshoni Indian tribe and a man named Buffalo Bill Cody, McCaleb and his men must vow to stand and fight. Outgunned and outmanned, they will wage the most ferocious battle of their lives—to win the right to call the land their own.

On The Western Trail

Author : Stephen L. Turner
ISBN : 9781611390919
Genre : Fiction
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ON THE WESTERN TRAIL, the seventh book in the Western Quest Series, follows the rough and tumble life of Aaron Lloyd Turner as the burgeoning cattle business reaches its zenith and gradual decline to something more like what we know today. Aaron and his friends hit their stride in the cattle business busting maverick cattle out of the wild lands along the far reaches of the Colorado River at the very edge of frontier Texas and driving the wild hardy longhorns up the newly opened Western Trail to Dodge City, Kansas, the Babylon of the Plains. They battled Indians and nature itself to get there. But change was already in the wind. Windmills and water wells expanded the vast areas of previously unusable prairie to grazing. Barbed wire established boundaries of ownership and made gathering far-flung herds a thing of the past. It also gave the cattlemen the opportunity to fence good English bulls with their longhorns resulting in much better and earlier maturing animals. But the final nail in the coffin of the wild and wooly days of the cattle drive was the arrival of the railroad across Texas. Cattle drives that had taken three or four months could be made in a one to a few days. New towns, such as Abilene, Texas, replaced Dodge City. The ever adaptable Aaron was a leader in implementing these changes and establishing for generations yet unborn a new type of sustainable ranching in Texas. Aaron also comes into his own as a man. He discovers his inner strength and values and his natural leadership shines through, even as he wrestles with inner demons. He meets and marries, Ella, the love of his life. Finding a foundation that will sustain him through his long life, he rediscovers a relationship with God as a grown man, replacing the war shattered doubts of his youth. STEPHEN L. TURNER is a fifth generation Texan, sixth generation Arkansan and eighth generation American. He is a graduate of Texas Tech School of Medicine, and has worked as a pediatrician in rural Plainview, Texas since 1984. He is married with two married children. Injuries have forced his retirement from ranching and training horses. He is a member of Sons of the Confederacy, Hood’s Texas Brigade Association, the Texas Genealogical Society, and the Western Writers of America. He is also the author of OUT OF THE WILDERNESS, ON THE CAMINO REAL, UNDER TROUBLED SKIES, RIDE FOR THE LONE STAR, ON THE ROAD TO GLORY, and UP FROM THE ASHES, all from Sunstone Press.

The Old Chisholm Trail

Author : Wayne Ludwig
ISBN : 9781623496715
Genre : History
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The Old Chisholm Trail charts the evolution of the major Texas cattle trails, explores the rise of the Chisholm Trail in legend and lore, and analyzes the role of cattle trail tourism long after the end of the trail driving era itself. The result of years of original and innovative research—often using documents and sources unavailable to previous generations of historians—Wayne Ludwig’s groundbreaking study offers a new and nuanced look at an important but short-lived era in the history of the American West. Controversy over the name and route of the Chisholm Trail has persisted since before the dust had even settled on the old cattle trails. But the popularity of late nineteenth-century Wild West shows, dime novels, and twentieth-century radio, movie, and television western drama propelled the already bygone era of the cattle trail into myth—and a lucrative one at that. Ludwig correlates the rise of automobile tourism with an explosion of interest in the Chisholm Trail. Community leaders were keenly aware of the potential economic impact if tourists were induced to visit their town rather than another, and the Chisholm Trail was often just the hook needed. Numerous “historical” markers were erected on little more than hearsay or boosterish memory, and as a result, the true history of the Chisholm Trail has been overshadowed. The Old Chisholm Trail is the first comprehensive examination of the Chisholm Trail since Wayne Gard’s 1954 classic study, The Chisholm Trail, and makes an important—and modern—contribution to the history of the American West. Winner, 2018 Elmer Kelton Book of the Year, sponsored by the Academy of Western Artists​

Edward S Curtis And The North American Indian Incorporated

Author : Mick Gidley
ISBN : 0521775736
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study of the literary influence of Edward Curtis's multi-volume collections of Native American photographs.

Pioneer Trails West

Author : Western Writers of America
ISBN : 0870043048
Genre : History
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Tells the stories of twenty trails used by Indians, white settlers, and cowboys


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ISBN : MINN:31951D01967708D
Genre : Great Western Scenic Trail
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Trails South

Author : C. Robert Haywood
ISBN : 9780974622224
Genre : Dodge City (Kan.)
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History of the trails from Dodge City Kansas to points in Oklahoma and Texas used primarily for trade from 1880 through the turn of the century.

Encyclopedia Of The Great Plains

Author : David J. Wishart
ISBN : 0803247877
Genre : History
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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have

The Western Trail

Author : Ralph Compton
ISBN : 0330338056
Genre : Western stories
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Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park

Author : Dolores Kong
ISBN : 0762755547
Genre : Acadia National Park (Me.)
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In Maine's Acadia National Park, you can see images found nowhere else, such as surf crashing on pink granite cliffs or fog rolling in over Frenchman Bay. With 120 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads, Acadia provides endless opportunities to experience nature. Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park directs you to some of the best short hiking trails on Mount Desert Island, the main part of the park. Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails that lead to some of the park's most scenic destinations. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families. (4 1/4 X 7, 96 pages, maps)

Lower Yosemite Fall Project Environmental Assessment

Author : United States. National Park Service
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110084386
Genre : National parks and reserves
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A Guide To Mountain Bike Trails In Illinois

Author : Walter G. Zyznieuski
ISBN : 0809321459
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guide to mountain biking in Illinois explores forty-eight trails ranging from three to seventy-eight miles long, with difficulty ratings from extremely easy to challenging.

Lost Trails Of The Cimarron

Author : Harry E. Chrisman
ISBN : 0806130172
Genre : History
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Lost Trails of the Cimarron is Harry Chrisman's folk history of nineteenth-century Cimarron country - southwestern Kansas, southeastern Colorado, and the neutral strip of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Buffalo hunters entered the area in violation of the Medicine Lodge Treaty, followed by cowboys and settlers who formed a vast economy based on grass and beef, the beginnings of prominent cattle ranches such as the Westmoreland-Hitch Outfit. Chrisman details the history of the outlaws and ruffians of "No Man's Land" and trail drives to Dodge City and beyond. Numerous illustrations accompany the anecdotes and stories of various frontier personalities. A new foreword by Jim Hoy also appears in this edition.

Making New Mexico

Author : Ed H Whorton
ISBN : 9781465392442
Genre : Fiction
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The state of New Mexico, in the United States was originally part of Texas and the land included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The lands were purchased from the French and included portions of fourteen current U.S. states and two Canadian Provinces. These lands were under French control from 1682 - 1763 and from 1803 1804; the area was named in honor of King Louis 14th. A Spanish expedition, in 1540 by Francisco Vasquez Coronado was formed in an attempt to find the ancient Seven Golden Cities of Ci. The rumor began with Cabeza de Vacas visit to what is now southern New Mexico. It is rumored that seven priest fled the city of Merida, Spain taking vast amounts of gold and other treasures to a far away land later to be called the Americas. Coronado, however, was, unsuccessful and returned home. Another expedition led by Juan de Onate Salazar in 1598 explored north of the Rio Grande and claimed most of modern day New Mexico for Spain. Santa Fe became the capital city of the territory and remains the capital of the state.

Best Rail Trails Illinois

Author : Ted Villaire
ISBN : 9780762762897
Genre : Travel
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Comprehensive directory to the top rail-trails throughout Illinois. The top trails are given a full profile, with detailed descriptions of the trails and things to see and do along the way.

The Genealogist S Address Book

Author : Elizabeth Petty Bentley
ISBN : 0806317965
Genre : Reference
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"The Genealogist's Address Book is the answer to the perennial question, 'What's out there in the world of genealogy?' What organizations, institutions, special resources, and websites can help me? Where do I write or phone or send e-mail? Once again, Elizabeth Bentley's Address Book answers these questions and more. Now in its 6th edition, The Genealogist's Address Book gives you access to all the key sources of genealogical information, providing names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, names of contact persons, and other pertinent information for more than 27,000 organizations, including libraries, archives, societies, government agencies, vital records offices, professional bodies, publications, research centers, and special interest groups. Based on a written survey of thousands of organizations and institutions across the country, and supplemented by information from printed and Internet sources, the new 6th edition of the Address Book has been extensively revised and updated, eliminating undeliverable addresses and defunct organizations, while adding thousands of additional sources. Besides new websites and e-mail addresses, the new edition features greatly expanded coverage of archival agencies and vital records offices, especially in the New England states and New York. In addition, it is now easier to use than ever, with all 27,000 entries divided into two easy-to-use sections."--Page 4 of cover.

Oklahoma Proud

Author : Eddie D. Wilcoxen
ISBN : 9780615143125
Genre : Poetry
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Enjoy stories of Oklahoma from the Great Chiefs to the Land Run! Travel down Historic Route 66, visit the Oil Boom, and discover the people, places, history, and feeling of the West through the poetry of Eddie D. Wilcoxen. Celebrate the Oklahoma Centennial with this collection of heartwarming historical Oklahoma poetry you will be glad to share with your family and friends.

Reflections Of A Wandering Mind

Author : Eddie D. Wilcoxen
ISBN : 9780615167367
Genre : Poetry
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A book your whole family will enjoy! This stirring collection of interesting and amusing reflections of a self proclaimed "Radio Gypsy" is sure to bring a smile or a tear to your eye. This is a book to savor, and be delighted and proud to share with friends and family!

Illinois Hiking And Backpacking Trails

Author : Walter G. Zyznieuski
ISBN : 0809317524
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this completely revised, expanded, and updated edition, Walter G. Zyznieuski and George S. Zyznieuski describe sixty-nine trails that total more than eight hundred miles. Thirteen new trails have been added in this edition. All but four of the original maps have been revised and updated and many new photographs are included. Since the first edition was published, there have been many changes along the trails or at the parks or forests where the trails were located. In order to update their book, the Zyznieuskis contacted the headquarters of each park and forest to obtain detailed and up-to-date information. In the appendixes the Zyznieuskis provide information on obtaining trail maps, hiking organizations, and rules and regulations for Illinois state parks and recreation areas. As in the first edition, the authors have hiked each trail they describe. It is their firsthand experience that makes it possible for them to provide reliable, detailed, and up-to-date information on each of these trails for Illinois hikers and backpackers.

Beyond Disney

Author : Bob Sehlinger
ISBN : 9780470098431
Genre : Travel
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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.

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