The American West, Montana, Dakotas, Lewis & Clark, Forest Fires



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Iron Riders
Story of the 1890s Fort Missoula
Buffalo Soldiers Bicycle Corps

by George Niels Sorensen

The spark that brought the Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corps to life was ignited by Lt. James A. Moss, a white officer with plenty of ambition. He believed the bicycle could eventually change attitudes about everything from using innovative wheeled transportation to further proving the capabilities of African-Americans in the regular Army. His ideas were fully realized when members of the Twenty-Fifth Infantry Regiment, comprised of Black soldiers, formed the Buffalo Soldiers Bicycle Corps.

8 1/2"x11", 112 pages, maps, illustrations, 64 photos, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 1-57510-074-6



Silent Towns On The Prairie
North Dakota’s Disappearing Towns and Farms

by Ken C. Brovald

Hundreds of small towns and sites were established on the prairie of North Dakota as the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads built across the state with a network of branch lines. Settlers came with dreams of making these town sites into thriving towns. These settlers and their progeny turned this land into a breadbasket of the world, but the town sites never reached the potential dreamed by the settlers. They are becoming ghost towns, on the road to extinction, just like the buffalo who preceded them.

8 1/2"x11", 136 pages, 120 photos, maps, illustrations, paperback, $19.95.
ISBN 1-57510-048-7

 



Soaring With Eagles

by Charles Duus

Bill Hayward nursed the little red Porterfield over Sawtooth Ridge. To his left a forest fire was raging in Roaring Lion Canyon. As he approached a fire crew drop point a sucking downdraft feeding the fire oxygen threatened to doom the little red plane. To lighten the load Bill dropped cargo with one hand while struggling to control the aircraft with the other. He knew that to get an updraft, he would have to fly straight over the fire. After doing that, his plane bolted out of the canyon like a bat out of hell. Enjoy this history of aviation in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana and Idaho.

8 1/2"x11", 142 pages, more than 158 photos, paperback, $17.95
ISBN 1-57510-086-X







The Big Burn
The Northwest’s Great Forest Fire of 1910

by Don Miller & Stan Cohen

It was a series of 1,736 fires that ravaged three million acres and killed eighty-five, possibly eighty-seven people, particularly during August 20 and 21—the two most grueling days of searing hell. And the under manned, under-equipped Forest Service did not help the situation. With abnormally low amounts of precipitation and soaring high temperatures, disaster threatened imminently.

7"x10", 120 pages, 106 photos, drawings, maps, newspaper clippings, paperback, $12.95. ISBN 0-933126-04-2



 


Lewis and Clark Trail
The Photo Journal

by George Thomas

If Lewis and Clark had had the good fortune to document their amazing journey with photographs, these are the scenes that would have been recorded because they are the scenes described in their journals. Each photograph was taken within three weeks of the date Lewis and Clark camped at or passed each location—thus, landscapes, water flows and vegetative stages are very much as seen by expedition members.

11"x 8-1/2", 136 pages, 195 color photos, maps, paperback, $19.95. ISBN 0-970599-20-X




Red Skies Of ‘88

The 1988 Forest Fire Season In The Northern Rockies, The Northern Great Plains and The Greater Yellowstone Area

by A. Richard Guth & Stan B. Cohen

In the summer of 1988 smoke filled, red skies were common in this region. The conditions were perfect for the development of spectacular wildfires. There was drought since the summer of 1986. Many streams were lower than the old-timers could remember. Streamside vegetation, usually wet, was cured and dry. The moisture level of dead vegetation was less than had ever been recorded. A recipe for disaster.

8 1/2"x11", 136 pages, more than 250 photos (mostly color), paperback, $12.95. ISBN 0-929521-17-X




The Tree Army

A Pictorial History of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933–1942

The New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the life of every American from the time of his inauguration in 1933 down to the present. There is general agreement that one of the best programs—and certainly one that left a remarkable visual legacy of conservation work—was the Civilian Conservation Corps.

8 1/2"x 11", 192 pages, 193 photos, paperback, $12.95; VHS $19.95; Sorry, the VHS version is out of stock; DVD $24.95. ISBN 0-933126-11-5








Rodeo
The Suicide Trail

by H. L. (Lee) Hames

The sport of rodeo actually came into being as a Sunday afternoon pastime for ranch cowboys. In the days of the open range, almost all of the large cow outfits had a few saddle horses in their remuda that would buck every time that they were ridden. After getting the buck out of their systems, these horses were usually good cow horses. To test their riding ability as well as to have fun and relax, the ranch cowboys contested against each other to see who could stay on the longest and make the wildest ride on these horses.

8 1/2"x11", 88 pages, more than 60 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 1-57510-061-4





Little Coyote


A Novel by Charles J. Keim

Charles J. Keim has written often, and well, but his second novel, Little Coyote, far surpasses previous efforts. Set in the vast land that would become Montana, Keim’s passionate love for the this place, its inhabitants and its wild, colorful past become evident as he skillfully tells this story of the Flathead people, their allies, their enemies, their enormous dilemma as white men and white men’s ways and “marvels” relentlessly approach from the east to bring drastic and everlasting change.

6"x9", 858 pages, hardcover, $25.
ISBN 1-57510-022-3

 








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