Travel through time, from Lewis and Clark's journey along the Columbia River to pioneer town-builders at the end of the Oregon Trail, from the tenders of lonely lighthouses off the storm-wracked coast to the Chinese miners working the depth ...
Author: Bill Gulick
Publisher: Mountain Press
Travel through time, from Lewis and Clark's journey along the Columbia River to pioneer town-builders at the end of the Oregon Trail, from the tenders of lonely lighthouses off the storm-wracked coast to the Chinese miners working the depth of Hells Canyo
Clark , R. C. History of the Willamette Valley , Oregon , Chicago , The S. J. ... Gulick , Bill , Roadside History of Oregon , Mountain Press , Missoula ...
Publisher: Caxton Press
Category: Inland water transportation
To pilot their craft completely by hand along the settlements, taking goods to market and bringing a little civilization back, becoming legendary among the pioneer river-dwellers. Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Roadside History of Oregon. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press, 1991. Hafen, LeRoy R., ed. Fur Trappers and Traders of the Far Southwest.
Author: Dale L. Walker
Publisher: Forge Books
Historian Dale L. Walker chronicles the early days of the American Pacific Northwest in two engrossing accounts, now available in one volume: Pacific Destiny and Bear Flag Rising. Pacific Destiny: The Three-Century Journey to the Oregon Country Pacific Destiny chronicles the discovery, exploration, and settlement of America's Pacific Northwest. It is a story of cut-throat competition for control in an expanding America, first between Spain and England, then England and the United States. A story of explorers and tycoons, most notably John Jacob Astor, whose effort to establish a fur trading empire on the Columbia River ended with the massacre of his crew by the Vancouver Island Native Americans. Bear Flag Rising: The Conquest of California, 1846 Bear Flag Rising traces the history of California from the Native Americans who first inhabited the land through the warfare that would finally leave the province in the hands of European settlers. The lives of the Californians in tranquil days before the advent of American trappers and the steady decline of the province under Mexico's neglectful rule are brought to life in this epic chronicle. Battles and skirmishes, such as the bitter fight at San Pascual are meticulously recreated in all their vicious glory. Through exacting research and masterful prose, Bear Flag Rising reveals the full story of how Mexico lost California and how this Pacific paradise went on to became "the greatest jewel in the crown of the American Empire." This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
California, Oregon & Washington Ian Anderson. Halliday, Jan, and Gail Chehak. ... Roadside History of Oregon. Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1991.
Author: Ian Anderson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! 1,700 miles of vibrant cities, coastal towns, and glittering ocean views: Embark on your epic PCH journey with Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 48 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photos throughout Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: Coast by fields of golden California poppies or stop at a seaside grill in Santa Barbara for the best chicharrón and fish tacos you've ever tasted. Marvel at the mystical evergreen giants of the Pacific Northwest, or dance down rainbow-colored streets in San Francisco's Castro district. You'll know exactly what you'll want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow suggestions for spending time in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Local Expertise: Born-and-bred Californian Ian Anderson shares his love of the open road with you Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon California Road Trip or Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon California, Moon Oregon, or Moon Washington.
A Personal History of the Oregon Desert Melvin Adams ... Roadside History of Oregon. Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing Co., 1991. Guse, Ernst-Gerhard.
Author: Melvin Adams
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book contains a diversity of natural and human stories about the southeast quarter of Oregon state, an area seemingly empty and barren to many people driving through it. This surprising view of the region features the botany, geology, wildlife and history of the area wrapped in a memoir of the author’s youth spent there. Born in the sagebrush community of Lakeview in 1941, the author moved on following high school graduation. But as with many native sons and daughters from out-of-the-way places, the urge to return to his roots proved irresistible. “I endeavored to write this collection about the Oregon desert because of my childhood there,” says Adams, “but also because it is a place of startling mystery, subdued danger and beauty.”
Alt, David D. and Donald W. Hyndman 1978 Roadside Geology of Oregon. Mountain Press Publishing Company. Missoula, Montana. Barton, J. Tracy 1942 “Amelia and ...
Author: Joseph H. Labadie
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
This book is a real story about an ordinary family from Albia, Iowa, who in 1862 crossed the Oregon Trail and settled in the lower Powder River Valley in what today is Baker City, Oregon. Within two years, family members were part of a thriving dry-goods and mercantile business in the gold-mining town of Mormon Basin, selling rubber boots, shovels, and liquor to both American and Chinese miners. By the late 1860s, the easy gold had been panned and sluiced out so the miners moved on to chase bigger dreams in newer places. So too did some of the family members; they sold their business interests and with a saddlebag full of gold rode north to Umatilla County, Oregon, where in 1871 they started a ranch and cattle business. Portions of James Shumway’s Couse Creek Ranch near Milton-Freewater are still owned by descendants; it is an Oregon State Centennial Ranch. This book uses old photographs, letters, documents, business journals, personal diaries, and contemporary research to recount 150 years of Barton–Shumway family history in eastern Oregon. It is a story told through the lives of some of the real people who survived it.
Grover, David H., Debaters and Dynamiters, Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Ore., 1964. Gulick, Bill, Roadside History of Oregon, Mountain Press, ...
Author: Bill Gulick
Publisher: Caxton Press
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press The lawlessness of the frontier towns of the plains states is well documented. However, as silver and gold deposits were found in the Pacific Northwest the rush of miners and speculators that brought to the region brought with it its own share of crime and criminals. Author Bill Gulick sticks to the facts in telling the stories of this region but does so in swift conversational prose that entertains and educates.
The rest is roadside history . The whole trend of creating oversized animals and people has some legitimate historic origins , according to Mirra Meyers of ...
Author: Christine Barnes
Publisher: Farcountry Press
Collected here are nearly one hundred Only in Oregon destinations. These are the places that demonstrate the unique character of Oregon and its inhabitants - natural wonders, manmade wonders, and others that just make you wonder.
Roadside History of Oklahoma. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press, ¡99¡. ... Beckham, Stephen D. Land of the Umpqua: A History of Douglas County, Oregon.
Author: Sandy Nestor
Category: Social Science
The American Indians have lost much of their land over the years, but their legacy is evident in the many places around the United States that have Indian names. Countless placenames have, however, been corrupted over time, and numerous placenames have similar spellings but different meanings. This reference work is a reprint in one combined volume of the two-volume set published by McFarland in 2003 and 2005. Volume One covers the name origins and histories of cities, towns and villages in the United States that have Indian names. It is arranged alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by city, town or village name. Additional data include population figures and county names. Probable Indian placenames with no certain origin also receive entries, and as much history as possible is provided about those locations. Volume Two covers more than 1400 rivers, lakes, mountains and other natural features in the United States with Indian names. It is arranged by state, and then alphabetically by natural feature. Counties are provided for most entries, with multiple counties listed for some entries where appropriate. In addition to name origins and meanings, geophysical data such as the heights of mountains and lengths of waterways are indicated.