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"Uncle Dan" Drumheller Tells Thrills Of Western Trails In 1854

By: Drumheller, Dan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press, 1985


frontis, 123 pages, pictorial endpapers. reprint of the 1925 edition. "Drumheller was a rider for the pony express, a miner, packer, cattleman, rancher, banker, farmer and investor." Howes D 511 View more info

4 Wagons West, The Story of Seattle

By: Watt, Roberta Frye

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Binfords & Mort Publishers, 1931

Edition: First Edition


390 pages. Mintz 486 View more info

A Buckeye In The Land Of Gold The Letters and Journal of William Dennison Bickham

By: Ham, Randall E.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Spokane Washington, The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1996

Edition: First Edition


287 pages, map, frontis, illustrations, limited to 750 copies. "William Dennison Bickham's California Gold Rush letters and diary are among the finest writings about the California Gold Rush. His account includes topics and characters largely ignored in other gold rush accounts. Bickham provides a detailed and intimate record of one man's experience enroute to, in and out of the mining camps." Account of meeting Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. View more info

A Canoe Voyage Up The Minnay Sotor With An Account Of The Lead And Copper Deposits In Wisconsin, Of The Gold Region In The Cherokee Country And Sketches Of Popular Manners

By: Featherstonhaugh, George W., William E. Lass

Price: $40.00

Publisher: St. Paul., Minnesota Historical Society, 1970

Edition: First Thus


2 volumes, Vol. 1, 416 pages, frontis, maps, Vol. 2, 372 pages, frontis, map, very slight exterior wear, slipcase, lightly rubbed. Reprint of the 1847 edition. Account of two expeditions taken by Featherstonhaugh, the 1st in 1835 from Washing D.C to Pittsburg, Cleveland, the Great Lakes and Green Bay across Wisconsin, and up the Mississippi River to the Minnesota River. In 1837 he extended from Prairie du Chien down the Mississippi by steamboat to Missouri, then east to ... View more info

A Confederate in the Colorado Gold Fields Edited With an Introduction by Donald J. Berthrong and Odessa Davenport

By: Conner, Daniel Ellis

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1970

Edition: First Edition


186 pages, maps, illustrations, review copy with card laid in, minor wear to jacket. "Conner went to the goldfields in 1859, and was there when the war broke out. He remained near Pueblo with a band of Revel sympathizers and tried to wrest control of the Southwest from the Union. Connor wrote his narrative after the war." Rittenhouse 126, "He journeyed over the SFT to Bent's Fort and on to Colorado in 1859. His account of the trail contains superior accounts... View more info

A Journal of the Birmingham Emigrating Company The Record of a Trip From Brimingham Iowa, to Sacramento, California in 1850, Together Wuth Five Early Itineraries Covered in Part by This Compnay. With Supplementary Data Compiled From Historical Sources and

By: Loomis, Leander V. Edgar M. Ledyard

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Legal Printing Company, 1928

Edition: First Edition


Notes and Photographs Taken Along the Line of Travel edited by Edgar M. Ladyard. 198 pages, frontis, photos, fold-out map, 1 of 1,000 copies. Introduction by Cecil J. Alter. Mintz 302, Howes 464 View more info

A Journal of the Birmingham Emigrating Company The Record of a Trip From Brimingham Iowa, to Sacramento, California in 1850, Together Wuth Five Early Itineraries Covered in Part by This Compnay. With Supplementary Data Compiled From Historical Sources and

By: Loomis, Leander V. Edgar M. Ledyard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Legal Printing Company, 1928

Edition: First Edition


Notes and Photographs Taken Along the Line of Travel edited by Edgar M. Ladyard. 198 pages, frontis, photos, fold-out map, 1 of 1,000 copies. Introduction by Cecil J. Alter. Mintz 302, Howes 464 View more info

A Journal Of The Santa Fe Expedition Under Colonel Doniphan

By: Robinson, Jacob S.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Princeton, University Press Princeton, 1932

Edition: First Thus


96 pages, frontis, illus. map. Robinson was in St. Louis when he joined the 1846 expedition against Mexico. His journal gives us information on the expedition, The Santa Fe Tail, Indians, etc. Reprinted with a new introduction from the 1848 edition. Rader 1801 View more info

A Journey Through New Mexico's First Judicial District in 1864 Letters to the Editor of the Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican With an Introduction and Notes by William Swilling Wallace

By: Wallace, William Swilling

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Westernlore Press, 1956

Edition: First Edition


71 pages, illustrations, map, limited to 350 copies, with 300 being for sale. View more info

A Journey To California In 1849

By: Smith, William C. S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press, 1984


75 pages, new condition. "This is a rare journal of an 1849 journey to the gold fields of northern California. The Arthur and friends sailed to Vera Cruz, Mexico, crossed by land to the Pacific, then went overland up the west coast of Mexico by land, suffering extreme hardships." View more info

A Nation Moving West Readings in the History of the American Frontier

By: Richmond, Robert W.

Price: $8.25

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, 1966


366pgs, "The editors have used letters, diaries, reminiscences, government records, newspaper and magazine stories, to recreate every facet of the pioneer experience." View more info

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A Plea for the Indians; with Facts and Features of the Late War in Oregon.

By: Beeson, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: N.Y., By Author, 1858


3rd edition, Original wraps, 144 pages, very slight edge wear. Graff 233, Wagner-Camp 284, Howes B314, Mintz 28, "Beeson left Illinois in March and travelled by way of the Humbolt to Rogue River, arriving at the end of September." Streeter, "This pamphlet's value lies not in its account of an overland journey, which takes only a few pages, but in the description of the harsh treatment of the Indians by the emigrants, and in giving the Indian point of view of ... View more info

A Report In The Form Of A Journal, March of the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen to Oregon in 1849

By: Cross, Osborne

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press, 1967

Edition: Limited/Numbered


218 pages, Limited edition, # 618 of 1005 copies, illustrations, new condition. Reprinted from the 1851 edition. Wagner-Camp 181:3 " Major Cross's report presents a detailed description of the emigrant trail to Oregon with thirty-six lithographed views of scenes along the route from Ft. Laramie to The Dalles. The troops thus moved to the new military posts on the Pacific Coast." Howes C923, Mintz 112, "Cross speaks of the emigrants and their problems, as well... View more info

A River Running West The Life of John Wesley Powell

By: Worster, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Oxford University Press, 2003

Edition: First Edition


673 pages, maps, illustrations. "Biography of the man who explored the Colorado River and revealed the Grand Canyon." View more info

A Saddle in the Wild West A Glimpse of Travel Among the Mountains, Lava Beds, Sand Deserts, Adobe Towns, Indian Reservations, and Ancient Pueblos of Southern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona

By: Rideing, William H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: N.Y., D. Appleton and Company, 1879

Edition: 1st Edition


First American edition, Original cloth, minor wear to edges, 165 pages + ads. Herd 1895, Graff 3503, "Rideing accompanied Lieutenant George M. Wheeler on his survey, during a two-year period, acting as a newspaper correspondent. He traveled 4000 miles a-saddle in New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Colorado, Nevada, and Eastern California." View more info