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TINKER, GEORGE H.
NORTHERN ARIZONA AND FLAGSTAFF IN 1887: THE PEOPLE AND RESOURCES.
Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1969. 62 pp. Illus. Cloth with facsimile on front cover. Deckle edges. Large 8vo. Fine condition. Reprint of the rare _A Land of Sunshine: Flagstaff and its Surroundings_, published by George H. Tinker in 1887 in an edition of 50 copies. Foreword, illustrations and index added by Ben Tinker. CLARK & BRUNET 255.
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Book number: 1492
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Keywords: [ARIZONA]

 
TINKER, EDWARD LAROCQUE.
TWO-GUN JOURNALISM IN NEW ORLEANS.
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1952. 30 pp. Pict. wraps. Reprinted from the Proceedings for October 1951. With Tinker's card laid in, inscribed by him: "Such a pleasant morning in your wonderful library!"
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Book number: 42
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Keywords: [LOUISIANA ]

 
TOLBOOM, WANDA NEILL.
ARCTIC BRIDE.
N.Y.: William Morrow & Co., 1957. First American edition. x, 256 pp. plus plates from photographs. Woman's experiences travelling by boat to the Canadian Arctic and getting married and living there.
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Book number: 4984
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TOULOUSE, JOSEPH H., JR.
THE MISSION OF SAN GREGORIO DE ABO: A REPORT ON THE EXCAVATION AND REPAIR OF A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEW MEXICO MISSION.
Albuquerque: UNM Press & Santa Fe: School of American Research, 1949. First edition, limited to 500 copies. 42 pp. 34 illus. in text, plus 42 from photographs. 4to. Wrappers. Biblio. Fine condition.
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Book number: 9712
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Keywords: [NEW MEXICO]

 
TREANOR, THOMAS C.
JOHN TREANOR: A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE WITH EXCERPTS FROM HIS LETTERS.
Los Angeles: Zamorano Club, 1937. First edition. 85 pp. 1 illus. Covers partly sunned, else very good copy. Much of this book is devoted to Treanor's experiences ranching near Hesperas and Durango, Colorado, based on his letters which give a vivid picture of the rough conditions of life at that time (1890s), with much on his experiences among the Navajos in New Mexico.
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Book number: 682
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TROTTER, BEECHAM AND ARTHUR HAWKES.
A HORSEMAN AND THE WEST.
Toronto: Macmillan Co., 1925. First edition. 304 pp. 2 illus. Leatherette. The author was an early settler of Brandon, Manitoba and livestock dealer. Includes experiences buying horses at ranches in Montana, Iowa and the Dakotas. PEEL 2953.
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Book number: 4090
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Keywords: [MANITOBA]

 
TUCKER, SARAH.
THE RAINBOW IN THE NORTH: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST ESTABLISHMENT OF CHRISTIANITY IN RUPERT'S LAND....
N.Y.: Robert Carter & Bros., 1858. 308 pp. Illus. plus supplementary pict. title-page. 16mo. Much on Indians in the Canadian northwest and the Red River colony. PEEL 144. SMITH 10338.
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Book number: 2167
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TYSON, JAMES L., MD.
DIARY OF A PHYSICIAN IN CALIFORNIA.
Oakland: Biobooks, 1955. Ltd. to 500 copies. 124 pp. Index. Fine. First published in 1850. See Howes T 451. COWAN, p. 648. WHEAT 211. STREETER SALE 2656: "one of the best contemporary accounts of travels to the northern mines of California and the life there in the summer of 1849."
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Book number: 2145
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UPSHUR, GEORGE L.
AS I RECALL THEM: MEMORIES OF CROWDED YEARS.
N.Y.: Wilson-Erickson Inc., 1936. First edition. 271 pp. Illus. Index. Near fine in somewhat soiled DJ. Experiences of a wealthy Easterner in Oregon and California in the 1870s; Arizona in the 1880s with much on lawlessness; Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and other magnates with mining interests & railroad in the West, etc. SIX-GUNS 2257.
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Book number: 2156
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WADE, MASON.
THE JOURNALS OF FRANCIS PARKMAN.
N.Y.: Harper and Brothers, 1947. 2 vols. First edition. 718 pp. Illus. Maps. Index. Gilt cloth. Near fine.
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Book number: 616
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Keywords: [PARKMAN, FRANCIS]

 
WAGNER, HENRY R.
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE'S VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD.
San Francisco: John Howell, 1926. First edition. x, 543 pp. Illus. Maps. Index. Gilt cloth. 4to. Part I is Wagner's historical study of Drake's voyage. Part II consists of texts of many original sources. HOWES W 9. COWAN, p. 665.
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Book number: 2810
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WAGNER, HENRY R.
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE'S VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD.
San Francisco: John Howell, 1926. First edition. x, 543 pp. Illus. Maps. Index. Gilt cloth. 4to. Ex-Bancroft Library in lib. cloth. Part I is Wagner's historical study of Drake's voyage. Part II consists of texts of many original sources. HOWES W 9. COWAN, p. 665.
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Book number: 16222
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WALLACE, JOHN MELTON.
GACETA TO GAZETTE: A CHECK LIST OF TEXAS NEWSPAPERS, 1813-1846.
Austin: University of Texas, 1966. First edition. 89 pp. Biblio. Wraps.
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Book number: 1346
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Keywords: [TEXAS]

 
WALLACE, A.F.
LAND-CRUISING AND PROSPECTING....
St. Louis: A.R. Harding, 1908. 175 pp. Illus. from photographs, plus text figs. 16mo. Pict. cloth. Basic surveying, location of land and mining claims, prospecting, camp outfitting, etc. Plus a chapter on Moulton, the Red River trapper. PHILLIPS, p. 390.
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Book number: 625
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WALTON, WILLIAM M.
LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF BEN THOMPSON, THE FAMOUS TEXAN.
Houston: Frontier Press of Texas, 1954. Edition ltd. to 1000 copies. 232 pp. Illus. Cloth. Covers slightly soiled, small note in gutter of title-page. Reprint of exceedingly rare 1884 work on the "distinguished Texas outlaw" (as Howes calls Thompson). HOWES W 82. SIX-GUNS 2302.
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Book number: 4962
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Keywords: [LAWLESSNESS]

 
WALTON, CLIFFORD C.
NEVADA TODAY: A PICTORIAL VOLUME OF THE STATE'S ACTIVITIES.
Portland: Capitol Publishing Co., 1949. First edition. 230 pp. Illus. from photographs. Pict. boards. PAHER 2088.
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Book number: 641
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Keywords: [NEVADA]

 
WARDMAN, GEORGE.
A TRIP TO ALASKA.
Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1884. 237 pp. Pict. cloth. Slight wear to ends of spine and edges. Much on the fur trade, whaling, dog teams, Sitka, Wrangel, Kodiak, Indians and Aleuts. The author was U.S. Treasury agent at the Seal Islands. RICKS, p. 249. SMITH 10721. HOWES W 102.
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Book number: 4091
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WARING, GUY.
MY PIONEER PAST.
Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1936. First edition. 256 pp. plus illus. Index. Map on e.p.'s. Gilt cloth. Large 8vo. Intro. by Owen Wister. Ranching in the Okanagan valley in Washington state in the 1880s. Much on the Indians. HERD 2430.
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Book number: 4075
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VAN WATERS, GEORGE.
THE POETICAL GEOGRAPHY DESIGNED TO ACCOMPANY OUTLINE MAPS OR SCHOOL ATLASES TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE RULES OF ARITHMETIC IN RHYME.
Louisville, Philadelphia, etc: Published by the author, 1852. 80 pp. Illus. Wraps. Large 8vo. Covers worn, soiled and detached, some foxing, map very good. First published in 1848. This edition includes a section on California and the gold regions with small map, "Valleys of the Sacramento and San Joaquin." (6 x 3 1/2 inches). Plus 2 half-page views: "San Francisco in 1848" and "San Francisco in 1849." WHEAT, MAPS OF CALIFORNIA GOLD REGION 248 (listing only the 1853 Buffalo edition).
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Book number: 4132
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Keywords: [CALIFORNIA]

 
WESTERMEIER, CLIFFORD P., ED.
TRAILING THE COWBOY. HIS LIFE AND LORE AS TOLD BY FRONTIER JOURNALISTS.
Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1955. First edition. 414 pp. Illus. Biblio. Index. Includes sections on "Law and Disorder," "Buckaroo Rhymes," plus the work of a cowboy, tall tales, early rodeos, etc. Not in SIX-GUNS.
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Book number: 5215
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Keywords: [COWBOYS]

 
WHEELER, A. C.
THE IRON TRAIL: A SKETCH.
N.Y.: F. B. Patterson, Publisher, 1876. First edition. 46 pp. Illus. Wraps. Near fine copy of a fragile item. The author wrote under the pseudonym of Nym Crinkle for the _New York World_. The author travelled across the Plains by rail to Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Canyon City, etc. Fictionalized. WILCOX, p. 122. HOWES W 319. RADER 3626. WRIGHT III: 5887.
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Book number: 4194
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Keywords: [COLORADO]

 
WHITHORN, BILL AND DORIS.
PHOTO HISTORY OF HARVATS AND THEIR WOOLIES.
Livingston,MT: the authors, n.d. (1970s). SIGNED by the authors. 80 pp. Illus. from photographs. 4to. Leatherette. The life and operations of the Harvat family sheep ranch documented by the 1930s photographs of their uncle John Haberstroh, with historical text by the authors.
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Book number: 1350
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Keywords: [MONTANA]

 
WHITING, PERRY.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PERRY WHITING, PIONEER BUILDING MATERIAL MERCHANT OF LOS ANGELES.
Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1938. 2nd edition. 343 pp. Illus. Gilt leatherette. Light spotting to spine & back cover. Several chapters on Whiting's ranching experiences in the Grand Junction area of western Colorado, plus his life in the building materials trade in Los Angeles.
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Book number: 34
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WILLIAMS, J. W.
THE BIG RANCH COUNTRY.
Wichita Falls, TX: Terry Bros. Printers, 1954. First edition. 307 pp. 47 pp. photographic plates. Drawings by Stephen D. Thorpe. Maps. Near fine. Ranching in West Texas. HERD 2527.
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Book number: 2260
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Keywords: [CATTLE TRADE]

 
WILLIAMSON, HAROLD F. AND ARNOLD R. DAUM.
THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY: THE AGE OF ILLUMINATION 1859-1899.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1959. First edition. 864 pp. Illus., maps. Notes. Index.
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Book number: 743
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Keywords: [OIL]

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