Our Dumb Animals

Filename: our-dumb-animals.pdf
ISBN: OSU:32435063612675
Release Date: 1917
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Author: George Thorndike Angell

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Women of the Frontier

Filename: women-of-the-frontier.pdf
ISBN: 9781613740002
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Brandon Marie Miller
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Women of the Frontier in PDF and EPUB In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of cultures brought pain to many including Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker, and spearheaded the work of Susette la Flesche and Sarah Winnemucca, who fought the government's treatment of American Indians.


Filename: animals.pdf
ISBN: UIUC:30112005742199
Release Date: 1917
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Farmer Minnesota Ed

Filename: farmer-minnesota-ed.pdf
ISBN: MINN:31951D00212374K
Release Date: 1902
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Understanding Israel

Filename: understanding-israel.pdf
ISBN: IND:39000003204349
Release Date: 1976-01-01
Number of pages: 242
Author: Amos Elon
Publisher: Behrman House Publishing

Download and read online Understanding Israel in PDF and EPUB A history of the founding of the state of Israel which asks the reader pertinent questions regarding Judaic issues and values.

Red River Valley Historical Review

Filename: red-river-valley-historical-review.pdf
ISBN: WISC:89065986598
Release Date: 1974
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Forest and Stream

Filename: forest-and-stream.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015012372010
Release Date: 1892
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Congressional Record

Filename: congressional-record.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009867461
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Author: United States. Congress

Download and read online Congressional Record in PDF and EPUB The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

North Dakota Outdoors

Filename: north-dakota-outdoors.pdf
ISBN: UIUC:30112054126146
Release Date: 1980
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Heritage of the Great Plains

Filename: heritage-of-the-great-plains.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131537164
Release Date: 2003
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Filename: humanities.pdf
ISBN: UCBK:C054549276
Release Date: 1996
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Our McCoy family history

Filename: our-mccoy-family-history.pdf
ISBN: WISC:89061965059
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 256

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Filename: cowed.pdf
ISBN: 0393239942
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Number of pages: 400
Author: Denis Hayes
Publisher: W. W. Norton

Download and read online Cowed in PDF and EPUB Presents an assessment of America's dependence on cows that traces the historical role of bovines while exploring the environmental and health challenges posed by the cattle industry.

The Big Burn

Filename: the-big-burn.pdf
ISBN: 0547416865
Release Date: 2009-10-19
Number of pages: 336
Author: Timothy Egan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Big Burn in PDF and EPUB National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

I ll Gather My Geese

Filename: i-ll-gather-my-geese.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015021987063
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 153
Author: Hallie Crawford Stillwell
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

Download and read online I ll Gather My Geese in PDF and EPUB In 1916, Hallie Crawford went to teach school in Presidio, just across the Rio Grande from Ojinaga, Mexico, which had been recently captured by Pancho Villa. Hallie's father, considering this a dangerous place for a young woman of nineteen to live alone, told her he thought she was going on a wild goose chase. "Then I'll gather my geese," she told him, with determination and independence. These traits stayed with Hallie all her life, and were indispensable in her role as a ranch wife. Raised as a "proper" Southern woman, Hallie was not prepared for the difficulties she faced when she moved to her new home, the Stillwell Ranch, in 1918. But she quickly became an invaluable part of the workings on the ranch. She watched and learned from her husband, Roy Stillwell, and she adjusted to the new life-style that she grew to love. The ranch hands, who thought she would only last six months, came to respect her and her abilities to do as much work as any man on the ranch. They became a family. Then Roy and Hallie started a family of their own. Three children were a handful, and the Stillwell family split its time between the ranch and a home in town. On the ranch outside Marathon, near the Mexican border, work was hard and joy came in the simple things. After working cattle all day, relaxing under the arbor in front of the house was a pleasure. Hallie had a favorite rock out behind the house, and she often sat on it to watch the sun set, take a break from her energetic youngsters, or otherwise gain some tranquility and perspective.The ranch and its inhabitants survived two world wars, the depression, droughts, an influenza epidemic, as well as the everyday troubles of ranching in the Big Bend country. Hallie's story, told in a personal and engaging way, is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of pioneering ranching in Texas.