Local History

From Chris Enss!
 Two new books focusing on some of the naughtier side of the Old West in "The Bedside Book of Bad Girls" and her look at frontier mail-order brides, "Object Matrimony".

Life on the Plains and Among the Diggings: A Personal Account of a Gold Seeker's Journey to California Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781634505178
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - January 19th, 2016

It Happened in Northern California: Remarkable Events That Shaped History Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780762769735
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Published: Two Dot Books - December 2015

A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West: The Reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780873280570
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Huntington Library Press - January 1992

Edited and with an Introduction by Rodman W. Paul Starting, her nostalgically remembered childhood on a Quaker farm on the Hudson River, Mary Hallock Foote tells the story of her training as an artist in the 1860s and of her marriage to a mining engineer whose jobs took the young couple west in the closing days of the frontier. She left the east, but not her career in book illustration. While moving from place to place with her husband, she also became a popular and widely published author, describing in her novels what it meant to be a woman in the American West during the late nineteenth century. Her story inspired the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.


Grass Valley Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738546971
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - November 8th, 2006

Nevada City Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738530628
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 5th, 2005

The Shirley Letters: From the California Mines, 1851-1852 Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781890771003
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Published: Heyday Books - December 3rd, 2005

Ordeal by Hunger Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780395611593
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Published: Mariner Books - January 1st, 1992

Patty Reed's Doll: The Story of the Donner Party Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780961735722
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Published: Tomato Enterprises - November 1st, 2014

One of the first books that I remember reading, just after I had seen the actual tiny doll that Patty Reed secreted in her pocket. The story of the Donny Party as told from the point of view of this hidden friend is a wonderful introduction to Western history.


The Diary of a Forty-Niner Cover Image
By Chauncey Canfield (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780962798733
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Published: Turtle Point Press - December 19th, 1993