American West

Colorado Goes to the Fair

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
By Duane A. SmithKaren VendlMark Vendl

In this heavily illustrated text, the authors trace the glory of the World's Fair and the impact it would have on Colorado, where Gilded Age excess clashed with the enthusiasm of westward expansion.

Hoist a Cold One!

Historic Bars of the Southwest
By Melody Groves
Photographs by Myke Groves

This lively travelogue, complete with driving directions, will inspire visitors to the West's old mining camps, railroad towns, and ranching centers to stop in and belly up to the bar.

Delivering Aid

Implementing Progressive Era Welfare in the American West
By Thomas Krainz

Krainz examines local welfare practices, policies, and debates during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in a diverse collection of western communities.

The Lipan Apaches

People of Wind and Lightning
By Thomas A. Britten

This study of one of the least-known Apache tribes utilizes archival materials to reconstruct Lipan history through numerous threats to their society.

Old Yellowstone Days

By Paul Schullery

This new edition of the first book to collect accounts of early visits to Yellowstone includes a new Foreword by park historian Lee H. Whittlesey.

This High, Wild Country

A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
By Paul Schullery

A colorful gift of words and art from two of the West's most knowledgeable and talented naturalists.

Hard Grass

Life on the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch
By Mary Zeiss Stange

These colorful tales highlight the complex relationships that comprise life in the rural West today.

How Cities Won the West

Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America
By Carl Abbott

The author traces the evolution of early frontier towns at the beginning of Western expansion to the thriving urban centers they have become today.

Los Alamos

The Ranch School Years 1917-1943
By John D. WirthLinda Harvey Aldrich

Wirth and Aldrich examine the Los Alamos Ranch School, an elite prep school for boys, ages twelve to eighteen. In existence between the two World Wars, the school's curriculum combined a robust outdoor life with a rigorous academic program mirroring the Progressive Era's quest for perfection.

Where a Hundred Soldiers Were Killed

The Struggle for the Powder River Country in 1866 and the Making of the Fetterman Myth
By John H. Monnett

Monnett takes a closer look at the struggle between the mining interests of the United States and the Lakota and Cheyenne nations in 1866 that climaxed with the Fetterman Massacre.

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