Roadside History of Wyoming


Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423163

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9071

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

Moon Wyoming


Author: Carter G. Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1631210149

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 6026

Freelance writer and editor Carter G. Walker introduces you to the best of Wyoming, from the beauty of Yellowstone National Park to the art scene and high style of Jackson Hole and Cody. Walker has plenty of unique trip ideas to offer, including Where the Wild Things Are and Small Town Rodeos: The Biggest Parties in the West. Whether you're looking to climb Devils Tower or to spot a moose in Grand Teton National Park, Moon Wyoming gives you the tools you need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

W.C. Jameson Beyond the Grave eBook Gift Set


Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493017063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 856

View: 3565

This eBook collection is geared for history buffs who shy away from white knights and do-gooders. W. C. Jameson’s exploration of outlaws and criminals from the 20th century goes deep within the wrinkles of time, uncovering long-kept secrets, misinformed facts, and what became of these outlaws in the end. The set includes Butch Cassidy, John Wilkes Booth, and Billy the Kid.

Grand Encampment


Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton,Terry Alan Del Bene

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738588822

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 8165

For centuries, people have come to the Grand Encampment valley to fish, hunt, and enjoy the cool mountain weather. Fur trappers and traders gave the region its name, calling it Camp le Grande. During the 1897 copper mining boom, Camp le Grande became Grand Encampment when a townsite company gave birth to the Grand Encampment Copper District. Mining brought a flood of people to the area and spawned the town of Grand Encampment. The mining boom was an economic bonanza for the region during a 10-year period from 1897 to 1908. The miners were not alone as ranchers had already patented homesteads and were raising cattle and crops prior to the discovery of copper.

Fort Laramie


Author: Starley Talbott

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439625026

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6889

Fort Laramie was one of the most important frontier outposts of the American West. Founded as the trading post Fort William in 1834, the fort became a U.S. military post in 1849. Beginning in 1841, emigrants stopped at Fort Laramie while traveling the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. Fort Laramie served as a gathering place for thousands of Native Americans and hosted the 1851 and 1868 treaty councils. When the treaties failed, the post became the staging area for campaigns that eventually led to the tribes’s confinement on reservations. Fort Laramie was abandoned by the military in 1890; the buildings were auctioned and served private interests during the homestead period from 1890 to 1937. Fort Laramie was acquired by the state of Wyoming in 1937, and the fort became a unit of the National Park System in 1938. Fort Laramie National Historic Site is open daily except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The restoration of many structures to their historical appearance provides visitors with a glimpse of the past.

Platte County


Author: Starley Talbott

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439638179

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 973

The North Platte River that flows through a portion of Platte County, Wyoming, lent its name to the new county carved from Laramie County in 1911. Prior to the late 1800s, with the exception of Native Americans, trappers, and some ranchers, few people chose to remain in the territory. Travelers who crossed the windswept prairies followed trails headed for the lush farmlands of Oregon or the goldfields of California and the Black Hills. In 1883, the Wyoming Development Company began an irrigation project that brought an influx of farmers to the promising new acreages around Wheatland, the town that became the county seat. The arrival of the railroad in the late 1800s brought more farmers, ranchers, and miners to the area that would become Platte County. New residents established dozens of communities with schools, churches, and businesses. The remaining viable towns are Wheatland, Glendo, Hartville, Guernsey, and Chugwater. This book covers the history of these towns, and the vanished ones, along with the rural areas of Platte County.

Chief Joseph

Guardian of the People


Author: Candy Moulton

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466845945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7156

Chief Joseph (1840-1904) became a legend due to his heroic efforts to keep his people in their homeland in Oregon's Wallowa Valley despite a treaty that ordered them onto a reservation in Idaho. In 1877, when the US army forced the Nez Percé away from their lands, Joseph led his tribespeople on a 1,500-mile, four-month flight from western Idaho across Montana, through Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming, toward safety in Canada. During this journey, the Army attacked the Indians several times; in one battle alone, at the Big Hole in western Montana, ninety Indian men, women, and children were killed. The Nez Percés' flight ended at the Bear's Paw mountains in northern Montana, just forty miles from the safety of the Canadian border. There the Army surrounded the Nez Percé, captured their horses, killed all but two of their primary chiefs, and forced their capitulation. When Chief Joseph surrendered to military leaders he told them, "From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever." Promised by military commanders that they would be returned to Idaho, the Nez Percés were instead relocated to Indian Territory in Oklahoma where many died of fever and disease. Chief Joseph began a new fight-for better conditions for his people and the right to return to their home country. His diplomacy and eloquence won public support and ultimately resulted in the Nez Percé's return to Idaho and Washington. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Annals of Wyoming

The Wyoming History Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: West (U.S.)

Page: N.A

View: 5868

The Old West

travel historic America


Author: Constance Jones,Jean Arthur,Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc

Publisher: Fodors Travel Pubns


Category: Travel

Page: 499

View: 3355

Explores the historical sites of the old West, including outlaw hideouts, Civil War battlefields, landmarks, attractions, museums, and special events.

Swimming with Trout


Author: Chad Hanson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826341846

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 118

View: 3912

Chad Hanson is a scientist by training, a sociologist by degree, a pragmatist, and a bit of a skeptic. But when he gets within a mile of a trout stream his thoughts become cloudy, he loses manual dexterity, and tends to babble and shuffle around without regard for logic or reason. Chad Hanson is a fly fisherman. From the banks of the Tomorrow River in north central Wisconsin to the North Platte in Wyoming, and anywhere in between, Hanson presents eleven literary sketches that offer the world through the fly fisher's eye.Swimming with Troutuses the sport of angling as a vehicle to address broader issues such as the plight of Native Americans, the state of the environment, consumerism, property rights, species extinction, and the depth of human friendship. Whether he is reflecting on the multimillion dollar industry fly fishing has become, contemplating the ethics of the sport, or wondering what musical instrument a brook trout would play if it could, Hanson's vignettes drive at the heart of the force that turns an ordinary person into a passionate angler. "Whether you fly fish or not, you'll love this romp across the West with Chad Hanson who takes you from the Bighorns to Bozeman and Arizona to Wisconsin in search of elusive trout and wild places. And when you have closed the last page, you'll hold out hope that there still are Apaches in Arizona, and I'm not talking about Indians."--Candy Moulton, author ofRoadside History of Wyoming, Roadside History of Colorado,andChief Joseph: Guardian of the People "Picking up a fiberglass pole in a sporting goods store, Chad Hanson gives it 'the old retail waggle.' This book deserves better--actual purchase--and just because of its accuracy and good cheer. Hanson is the first writer ever to confess to fooling Coloradans into thinking Wyoming carp are German browns, and to donning a wetsuit to count coup on rainbows. What more could a reader ask for?"--Tom Rea, author ofBone WarsandDevil's Gate

Everyday Life Among the American Indians


Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898799965

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 6213

The portrayal of native Americans and the role they played in American history has been riddled with stereotypes and falsehoods. Moulton attempts to correct decades of misinformation with insightful scholarship on the real story. Includes maps, illustrations, chronologies and reference sources.

The Virginian

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Author: Owen Wister

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3955008320

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 8738

The Virginian ist die Geschichte eines einzelgängerischen Cowboys in Wyoming um 1880, der sich trotz des im Westen vorherrschenden Faustrechts an seinen persönlichen Ehrenkodex hält und so allerlei Unbilden übersteht. Owen Wister war der Sohn von Sarah und Owen Wister Sr. einer Patrizierfamilie aus Philadelphia und genoss so eine privilegierte Kindheit. Seine Großmutter war die britische Bühnenschauspielerin Fanny Kemble. Nach Schulaufenthalten in der Schweiz und in England studierte er an der renommierten St. Paul's School in Concord (New Hampshire) sowie später an der Harvard University. Dort begann er mit Beiträgen für die studentische Satirezeitschrift The Harvard Lampoon seine schriftstellerische Laufbahn und lernte seinen langjährigen Freund und späteren Präsidenten der USA, Theodore Roosevelt, kennen. 1882–1884 verbrachte er zwei Jahre in Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr ließ er sich zunächst in New York nieder, wo er in einer Bank Anstellung fand. 1885 begann er ein Zweitstudium an der Harvard Law School. Seine Approbation als Rechtsanwalt erhielt er 1888. In dieser Zeit begann sich Wister verstärkt mit dem amerikanischen Westen zu beschäftigen. Dieses Thema entsprach ganz dem Zeitgeist; der Historiker Frederick Jackson Turner verklärte in dem einflussreichen Aufsatz The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1893) die Frontier, also die weiße Siedlungrenze im Westen, zum Geburtsort des amerikanischen Gemüts und des ihm angeblich eigenen Freiheits- und Selbstbehauptungswillens. Roosevelt legte in seinem Werk The Winning of the West (1889-96) die Bedeutung der Westexpansion für das Wohl der amerikanischen Nation dar. Während die "Zivilisierung" des Westens voranschritt, also die Vertreibung der indianischen Ureinwohner, die Besiedlung durch Weiße, und die politische Organisation der Westterritorien in US-Bundesstaaten, machte sich Wister an die Verklärung dieser verschwindenden Welt und prägte mit seinem ersten Roman The Virginian (1902; dt. Der Virginier, 1955)) den in dieser Zeit entstehenden Mythos vom "Wilden Westen" entscheidend mit.

Roadside history of Idaho


Author: Betty B. Derig

Publisher: Mountain Pr


Category: History

Page: 362

View: 8067

You'll feel like you've got a native guide at hand as this book transports you to Idaho's historic sites through well-researched, well-told stories and vivid historical photographs.

The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West


Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton

Publisher: Writers Digest Books


Category: History

Page: 326

View: 3865

Provides period information on clothes and accessories, food, architecture, medicine, education, communications, crime, and money



Author: Annie Proulx

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641024404

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2962

Der wilde Westen heute – bitterböse, herrlich lustig und auch ein bisschen magisch Wyomings Weite ist überwältigend, das Leben dort hart und manchmal unglaublich. Ideales Terrain für Annie Proulx, eine der „besten lebenden Schriftstellerinnen“ (Time Magazine), die mit diesem Erzählband in ihre Wahlheimat zurückkehrt: Elf tragikomische Geschichten über Cowboys, Wildhüter und Barfrauen, exzentrische Aussteiger und Underdogs, die sich in einer grandiosen, aber unwirtlichen Landschaft behaupten.

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt


Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 2342

Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.