Roadside History of Wyoming


Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423163

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1885

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

Roadside History of Nebraska


Author: Candy Moulton

Publisher: Roadside History (Paperback)

ISBN: 9780878423477

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 6223

This overview of Nebraska history leads both visitors and residents on an in-depth tour of the state's past. Divided into five geographic divisions, the book follows roadways to all the well-known and many lesser-known points of interest. From early Fren

Roadside History of Colorado


Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425204

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 3314

Colorado's roads wind through country that is steeped in history, sometimes tracing routes with a history of their own, from the Santa Fe Trail to the Million Dollar Highway. But no matter where you roam in this beautiful state, this book can guide you. Like other books in this popular series, _Roadside History of Colorado_ is divided into geographical-historical areas, making it easy to explore the state region by region. Mesmerizing tales of adventure and tragedy - including canibalism on the Starvation Trail, the infamous Sand Creek Massacre, the jailing of Mother Jones, and the Big Thompson River flood of 1976 - will thrill both Coloradans and visitors. Includes 120 black-and-white photographs, 7 maps, chronology, bibliography, and index.

A Taste of Wyoming

Favorite Recipes from the Cowboy State


Author: Pamela Sinclair

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 1560374586

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 2771

A Taste of Wyoming: Favorite Recipes from the Cowboy State is a divine blend of Wyoming's rich culinary heritage and contemporary cuisine. This exquisite cookbook features sophisticated interpretations of Western dishes from Wyoming's finest restaurants, lodges, and bed-and-breakfasts, as well as classic Cowboy State favorites. Take a seat at the table for mouthwatering Western cuisine: Blue Ribbon Caramel Cinnamon Rolls, Pine Nut-Crusted Goat Cheese, Warm Green Bean Salad, New West Clam Chowder, Lamb Ossobucco, Brandied Apricot-Stuffed Pork Loin with Port Wine Glaze, Pan-Fried Rocky Mountain Trout with Hazelnut Butter, Sour Cream Cherry Pie, and Wild Huckleberry Muffins with Orange Glaze. Complementing the delectable recipes and gorgeous photographs are excerpts from the works of Wyoming writers and delightful historical images. Author Pamela Sinclair has struck a culinary chord with Wyomingites, according to Wyoming author Alyson Hagy, who writes in the foreword, "Sinclair has discovered a knotty little Western secret. She has toured our kitchens and our stubborn gardens and our memories. She has listened to the way our stomachs growl before we head off on a brisk hike or after we've spent a twilight hour shoveling snow. She knows our hearts are half-hitched to our dinner plates."

Roadside History of Oklahoma


Author: Francis L. Fugate,Roberta B. Fugate

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878422722

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 5770

"Roadside History of Oklahoma" invites tourists and residents alike to use the state's highways as avenues connecting the present with the past.

Chief Joseph

Guardian of the People


Author: Candy Moulton

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466845945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9213

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.

Roadside Geology of Wyoming


Author: David R. Lageson,Darwin Spearing

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company


Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 3930

An introductory chapter briefly reviews Wyoming's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Roadside history of Idaho


Author: Betty B. Derig

Publisher: Mountain Pr


Category: History

Page: 362

View: 6426

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.

Roadside History of Texas


Author: Leon Claire Metz

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878422944

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 2009

A guide to Texas local history, historic sites, and places to visit along the highways in Texas.

Windows into the Earth

The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks


Author: Robert B. Smith,Lee J. Siegel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355604

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 7012

Millions of years ago, the North American continent was dragged over the world's largest continental hotspot, a huge column of hot and molten rock rising from the Earth's interior that traced a 50-mile wide, 500-mile-long path northeastward across Idaho. Generating cataclysmic volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes, the hotspot helped lift the Yellowstone Plateau to more than 7,000 feet and pushed the northern Rockies to new heights, forming unusually large glaciers to carve the landscape. It also created the jewel of the U.S. national park system: Yellowstone. Meanwhile, forces stretching apart the western U.S. created the mountainous glory of Grand Teton National Park. These two parks, with their majestic mountains, dazzling geysers, and picturesque hot springs, are windows into the Earth's interior, revealing the violent power of the dynamic processes within. Smith and Siegel offer expert guidance through this awe-inspiring terrain, bringing to life the grandeur of these geologic phenomena as they reveal the forces that have shaped--and continue to shape--the greater Yellowstone-Teton region. Over seventy illustrations--including fifty-two in full color--illuminate the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, while two final chapters provide driving tours of the parks to help visitors enjoy and understand the regions wonders. Fascinating and informative, this book affords us a striking new perspective on Earth's creative forces.

Roadside History of Arizona


Author: Marshall Trimble

Publisher: Mountain Press


Category: History

Page: 489

View: 1379

The last of the lower forty-eight to gain statehood in 1912, Arizona now tops lists of the best places to live and visit. For the history behind that reversal, join Arizona's official state historian and beloved reconteur Marshall Trimble on the state's highways and byways. From Fredonia to Naco, Oatman to Show Low, Ganado to the London Bridge, visitors, newcomers, and old-timers alike will delight in this classic of history and travel originally published in 1986, now updated, expanded, and redesigned.

Roadside History of Nevada


Author: Richard Moreno

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424108

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 7391

There's more to Nevada than one-armed bandits, cheap buffets, and Elvis impersonators and this book proves it. Roadside History of Nevada leads readers across the not-so-lifeless desert, visiting long-forgotten boom-and-bust mining towns, quirky roadside stops, and the intrigues of the real Las Vegas. With a historian's nose for detail and a traveler's sense of fun, Richard Moreno presents a myriad of memorable tales of Nevada's places and people. Illuminating the text are 140 photographs, plus a detailed map for each section. From Paiutes to pioneers and from dams to divorce seekers, Roadside History of Nevada reveals the Silver State's history in all its luster.

Weeds of the West


Author: Larry C. Burrill,Steven A. Dewey,B. E. Nelson,David W. Cudney,Richard D. Lee,Robert Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780788149269

Category: Gardening

Page: 630

View: 9200

Learning to identify unwanted plants around the home, farm, or ranch will be much easier with this comprehensive publication. It will help you identify plants that compete with native plants, horticultural, & agricultural crops as well as those that can poison livestock & people. This easy-to-use guide contains more than 900 full-color photos showing the early growth stages, mature plants, & features for positive identification of each weed discussed. Descriptions, habitats, & characteristics of each plant are also included. Glossary. Key to plant families. References. Index.

Wind River Adventures

My Life in Frontier Wyoming


Author: Edward J. Farlow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780931271465

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 9435

The West and Ed Farlow grew up together. Farlow was just sixteen years old in 1876 when, after hearing exciting tales of western adventures, he and a friend hopped a freight train for Laramie. He recounts versions of famous events -- the Custer Battle, a buffalo hunt with Indians, the Wilcox train robbery, the Battle of Crowheart Butte, a wolf roundup. And he recalls famous people -- Sacajawea, the Hole-in-the-Wall gang, Colonel Tim McCoy, Joan Crawford, Chief Washakie, Cattle Kate, and more. His remarkable rapport with the Indians who were his neighbors on the Wind River Reservation led to his acting as a theatrical agent for the tribes and traveling with them for their appearances in "exhibitions" and early motion pictures to far away places including Paris, London, and Hollywood. Wind River Adventures is the first publication of the memoirs of Edward J. Farlow. He wrote these accounts in the late 1930s and early 1940s when he was between seventy-five and eighty-five years old. He lived to be ninety and was active and vigorous until near the end of his life. And what a life it was!

Why Stop?

A Guide to Texas Roadside Historical Markers


Author: Betty Dooley Awbrey,Stuart Awbrey

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1589797906

Category: Travel

Page: 544

View: 5120

This guide to more than 2,500 Texas roadside markers features historical events; famous and infamous Texans; origins of towns, churches, and organizations; battles, skirmishes, and gunfights; and settlers, pioneers, Indians, and outlaws. With the most up-to-date records available, this sixth edition includes more than 100 new historical roadside markers with the actual inscriptions. Handy and simple to use, it lists alphabetically the hundreds of cities and towns nearest the markers and pinpoints each marker with specific highway and mileage information. With this book, travelers relive the tragedies and triumphs of Lone Star history.

Ancient Wyoming

A Dozen Lost Worlds Based on the Geology of the Bighorn Basin


Author: Kirk Johnson,Will Clyde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936218097

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 442

Sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Denver Museum of Natural History. Ever wondered what the ground below you was like millions of years ago? Merging paleontology, geology, and artistry, Ancient Wyoming illustrates scenes from the distant past and provides fascinating details on the flora and fauna of the past 300 million years. The book provides a unique look at Wyoming, both as it is today and as it was throughout ancient history--at times a vast ocean, a lush rain forest, and a mountain prairie.

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


Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton

Publisher: Writers Digest Books


Category: History

Page: 326

View: 3626

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

Wyoming Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff


Author: Dina Mishev

Publisher: Insiders' Guide

ISBN: 9780762743650

Category: Humor

Page: 261

View: 2413

The definitive collection of Wyoming's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Wyoming residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

Roadside History of Illinois


Author: Stan Banash

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425990

Category: History

Page: 475

View: 9511

Native Illinoisan Stan Banash describes the state's diverse history as he guides readers along its highways and byways, sometimes tracing routes with a history of their own (the Old Cumberland Road, the Trail of Tears, the Lincoln Highway, and U.S. Route 66, for examples).