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Post  markbeve on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:39 pm


The wagonmaster, who is the author.

Are there other books of use for period information?




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Post  Gery Barker on Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:50 am

Here is a brief bibliography that I used on an article on the pre Civil War freight trade. This, of course, is the experience with wagons that many of our characters would have known:

John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee, Old Saybrook, CT: Konecky and Konecky; Reprint of an 1887 publication.

Arthur Cannon, The Bullock Driver’s Handbook, Shepparton, Australia: Night Owl Publishers Pty Ltd; 1985.

Laurie Winn Carlson, Cattle: An Informal Social History, Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher; 2001.

William Chandler, A Visit to Salt Lake; A Journey Across the Plains, London: Smith Elder and Co.; 1857. (on line at Google Books)

Phillip St. George Cooke, Scenes and Adventures in the Army: Or Romance of Military Life, Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston; 1859. (on line at Google Books)

David Dary, The Santa Fe Trail: Its History, Legends and Lore, New York: Penguin Books; 2000.

Drew Conroy, Oxen: A Teamsters Guide, Gainesboro, TN: Rural Heritage; 1999.

Mark L. Gardner, Wagons for the Santa Fe Trade: Wheeled Vehicles and Their Makers 1822-1880, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press; 2000.

Lewis H. Garrard, Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press; Reprint of an 1850 publication.

Josiah Gregg, (Max L. Moorhead, Ed.) Commerce of the Prairies, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press; Reprint of an 1844 publication.

Lansford W. Hastings, The Emigrants’ Guide to Oregon and California, Bedford, MA: Applewood Books; Reprint of an 1845 publication.

T. S. Kenderdine, A California Tramp and Later Footprints, New Town, PA: Globe Printing House; 1888. (on line at Google Books)

Ray Ludwig, The Pride and Joy of Working Cattle, Tolland, CT: Ray Ludwig; 1995.

David Lavender, Bent’s Fort, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press: 1972.

Randolph B. Marcy, The Prairie Traveler, Chester, CT: Applewood Books; Reprint of an 1859 publication.

Frank McLynn, Wagons West: The Epic Story of America’s Overland Trails, New York: Grove Press; 2002.

Raymond W. Settle and Mary Lund Settle, Empire on Wheels, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press; 1949.

Edward Turner, ltr dated September 17, 1851.

Henry Pickering Walker, The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press; 1986.

Martin Watts, Working Oxen, Buckinghamshire, UK: Shire Publications, Ltd.; 1999.
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Post  markbeve on Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:27 pm

Thanks Gery. I am gonna need another bookshelf.



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