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American Auto Trail: Montana's U.S. Highway 2 By Lyn Wilkerson
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U.S. Highway 2 follows what is commonly referred to as Montana's Highline, as it travels through the more northerly regions of the State. Diverse geography lies along the route, from the high plains... More > as you cross from North Dakota, to the Rocky Mountain peaks of Glacier National Park. That geography shaped the explorer and pioneer history of Montana. Much of this region has not changed a great deal from the days of the Wild West. The second edition increases the number of historic points of interest to 148, as well as adding reference maps, GPS coordinates for listed points, and improved text navigation.< Less
Strange Doings on Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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Cushing’s Fort on Halfaday Creek is conveniently located in Canadian territory close to the border of United States territory, so that men in ill repute with the Mounted Police can elude them... More > easily. There are “outlaws” of Halfaday Creek live, a band of doughty prospectors ruled by their self-appointed czar, Black John Smith, one of many John Smiths that inhabit that notorious lair. In this warmhearted and humorous chronicle of strange doings on Halfday, Corporal Downey of the Mounted and Black John and Old Cush punish some murderers, claim robbers and scoundrels who have made the mistake of assuming that the “outlaws” are not men of honor. Black John needs no introduction to his many admirers; he is one of out most honest and lovable rogues.< Less
Badmen on Halfaday Creek By James B. Hendryx
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Hardcover: only 100 made. Continuing the complete reprinting of the classic Halfaday Creek series by master Northwest author James B. Hendryx. Originally published in book form in 1950, this edition... More > has gone back to utilize the original magazine text versions (dating from 1947 and 1948), including all of the original illustrations. Black John Smith awakens to find himself upside down in a mine shaft—and the latest series of Halfaday Creek adventures is in full swing. Needless to say, he is speedily rescued, for only Black John can keep the peace in his famous colony on the Yukon-Alaska border. Breaking the law in the interests of justice is his favorite pastime: this time his unconventional methods help him to solve the Case of the Chocolate-Covered Cartridges, the Case of the Poisoned Moose Meat, and the Case of the Other Black John. As usual, his ardent pursuit of justice add a few headstones to the Halfaday Creek cemetery, where the Hs (Hung) and the Ms (Murdered) outnumber the Ds (Died Natural).< Less
Smoke Bellew By Jack London
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A bohemian journalist from San Francisco embarks on a trip to the Klondike and falls in love with the far north---and with the people he finds there.
Full House By James Dedman
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Life has certainly changed for the "Three Queens" of McNee station. Sarah Booth, Susan Dickson, and Little Duck had all just begun to settle down for their new lives in Colorado when... More > trouble came rolling across the plains from the East. Friends, enemies, and complete strangers arrived in sprawling wagon trains, continuing to change the very dynamics of their lives. However, there is no greater catalyst than family, and for Sarah in particular it is about to become a very Full House indeed. The arrival of her father and her remaining sisters was bad enough, but how could it compare to the scandal and corruption they brought along? And what of Trot, the enterprising little donkey who brought them all the way West? Well, for Old Ben at least, his legacy begins and ends with the tale of a particularly wicked deer...< Less
Fortune Found By John B. Severance
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Fortune Found recounts the adventures of a part Shawnee Indian lad, Nate Taggart, as he travels from backwoods Virginia to the goldfields of California via the Ohio River, the Mississippi, and Panama... More > in the middle of young America’s 19th century. On his journey, Nate sees much of the new nation’s ethnic diversity and learns some significant lessons before finding his fortune.< Less
Frolic Archaeological Survey By Sheli Smith
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The archaeological survey of the Frolic shipwreck took place over two seasons in 2003 and 2004. The goals of the survey were to create baseline artifact and biota collections to assist the... More > Department of California Parks and Recreation in future management of the newly formed marine protected area surrounding the shipwreck. In addition, the survey sought to examine the wrecking of Frolic and the configuration of the brig. This was accomplished in part by thoroughly examining the various artifact collections that were recovered over the years from the site and then returned to people of California. The artifact collection encompasses over three thousand items representing the cargo, hull, gear and personal belongings of the crew.< Less
'50s Annandale: A Short Walk By Marghanita da Cruz
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In 1855 19 year old chemistry student, future economist and logician William Stanley Jevons came to work as an assayer at the new Royal Mint in Sydney. Jevons and his colleague came to live in... More > Annangrove Cottage on the Parramatta Road. Jevons many letters to his family described his life in Sydney including his walks through Johnston's Bush and along the dusty Parramatta Road. The chimneys of Annangrove Cottage can be seen above the shop fronts at the corner of Macquarie Street and Parramatta Road Annandale. In the 1950s, Sydney's extensive tram network was shut down. This saw the end of tram services through Annandale, along the Crescent, Booth Street and Parramatta Road. '50s Annandale: A Short Walk takes you back to Annandale of the 1850s and 1950s. The book includes historical maps and photographs which show how Annandale has evolved. Marghanita da Cruz has been gathering an Anecdotal History of Annandale since 1998. Cover Photograph: Tram on Crescent Annandale courtesy of Steve Terrill.< Less
Diary of a voyage from London to Port Philip 1852 By William Cook
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Diary of a voyage from London to Australia in 1852 on board the sailing barque Abel Gower.
Dead Man Walking: Book 1 – Misadventures of the Cholua Brothers, Revised Edition By Maggie Magoffin
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Set During the 1800’s gold boom in Gilpin County, Colorado, the Misadventures of the Cholua Brothers follows Dane and Jake Cholua through hardships, challenges and romance in their never-ending... More > quest to find gold. Implementing historical facts and adding a twist of humor, author Maggie Magoffin brings to life the legendary ancestors of two modern day, coffee slingin’ gold miners. In Dead Man Walking, Book 1 of the series, we see Dane and Jake finding gold in Black Hawk Pointe and having their claim stolen by a mysterious stranger who they meet through a prodigious twist of events. With the aid of their good friend, John Schmidt, the brothers seek justice and continue their quest to find that high producing mining claim. Watch for Book 2 — Release date: Spring 2015 Misadventures of the Cholua Brothers — Pistols and Petticoats< Less

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