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Arizona highways.

Arizona Highways

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“Civilization Follows the Improved Highway.” That was and still is the motto of the enduring and always alluring travel magazine Arizona Highways.  It was first published in 1925 as an engineering newsletter by the Arizona Highway Department. By the 1930s, it had segued into a...Read More
Arizona highways.

Arizona Highways

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“Civilization Follows the Improved Highway.” That was and still is the motto of the enduring and always alluring travel magazine Arizona Highways.  It was first published in 1925 as an engineering newsletter by the Arizona Highway Department. By the 1930s, it had segued into a magazine...Read More
Cover of Biohistory of 19th-century Afro-Americans

A Biohistory of 19th-Century Afro-Americans

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Upon the discovery of a long-forgotten cemetery in Philadelphia, excavation and study exposed the remains of a Baptist church cemetery and its African-American inhabitants. Thorough research of the skeletons and surrounding area shed light on the living conditions of the African Americans in 19th-...Read More
Black, Red, and Deadly

Black, Red, and Deadly

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You may know the names of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, or Pat Garrett. But what about Buss Luckey, the Rufus Buck Gang, the Lighthorsemen, or Zeke Miller? Although whites dominate popular depictions of the lawless west, Black, Red and Deadly presents the sagas of African-American and American Indian...Read More
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Gold Rush Steamers of the Pacific

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This book is a large-font reprint of the 1938 original. It was written by Columbia University graduate, mining expert, and California historian Ernest Abram Wiltsee, who was a collector of covers. (A cover is the name stamp collectors have given to what most people call envelopes.) The...Read More
Nome Gold, cover

Nome Gold

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This book compiles 100 love letters written by Edwin B. Sherzer, a prospector in Nome, Alaska to his girlfriend, Clara M. Miller. The historical setting is the gold rush of 1899 in Nome. The book is edited by Canadian author Kenneth J. Kutz, an expert and enthusiast in both philately and gold...Read More
The Passing of the Frontier

The Passing of the Frontier

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"The frontier! There is no word in the English language more stirring, more intimate, or more beloved." So begins the first page of this pocket-sized book, introducing the reader to the range, the mines, the cowboys, and cattle trails of the American West.  The author, Emerson Hough, was a...Read More
Rush for Riches: Gold Fever, cover

Rush for Riches: Gold Fever

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This is a thick tabletop book with large print and 100 breathtaking color illustrations and photos of gold miners throughout. The lure of achieving instant wealth with the relatively low equipment cost of prospecting was called "gold fever." The author covers almost four decades, from 1849—just...Read More
Sea Routes to the Gold Fields, cover

Sea Routes to the Gold Fields

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This book is a reprint of the original, so many of the black-and-white images are fuzzy. Nevertheless, it is a very exciting read. Many people assume that the prospectors who participated in the California Gold Rush traveled there overland from the eastern states. But it was actually a worldwide...Read More
Topographical description of the state of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and Louisiana.

Topographical Description of the State of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and Louisiana

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This book is of interest primarily for including the journal of Charles Le Raye, a fur trader who was purportedly captured by the Sioux on the upper Missouri River. It included descriptions of the Native American peoples whom he encountered and the animals of the region. The journal is actually a...Read More