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Land of the Post Rock; Its Origins, History, and People by Grace Muilenburg and Ads Swineford - Hardcover - 1976 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 003987)

Land of the Post Rock; Its Origins, History, and People

Land of the Post Rock; Its Origins, History, and People by Grace Muilenburg and Ads Swineford - Hardcover - 1976 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 003987)
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Land of the Post Rock; Its Origins, History, and People

by Grace Muilenburg and Ads Swineford

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0700601295
ISBN 13
9780700601295
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Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, 1976 University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. 1976. Hardcover. Stated 3rd Printing. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: VG; light soiling to covers; small splash stains on text block bottom and fore edge. No DJ. Light gray cloth boards and spine with copper toned lettering on spine. 207pp 8vo. In north-central Kansas, where woodlands are sparse and prairies expansive, rows of creamy-buff, brown-striped stone fence posts grace the landscape. These stately posts are shaped from the native rock known as Fencepost limestone, or simply post rock. Now tourist attractions, the posts are also regional trademarks that bespeak the resourcefulness of early Kansas settlers. This book is a story of north-central Kansas and its people, and their relationship to the post rock. The authors weave together regional geology, geography, and economics with local history and pioneer folklore to describe how the post rock shaped the area's development. They have recorded the story of a unique aspect of Mid-American heritage. This book contains a generous amount of local oral history. The authors traveled the region collecting stories about the early settlers' dependence on post rock to survive on prairie homesteads. Here, too, is ethnic history. Details are provided on the backgrounds, talent, and personalities of the European immigrants who settled the area and used the rock. A clean and presentable copy.

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Bookseller
Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
003987
Title
Land of the Post Rock; Its Origins, History, and People
Author
Grace Muilenburg and Ads Swineford
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0700601295
ISBN 13
9780700601295
Publisher
University Press of Kansas
Place of Publication
Lawrence, KS
Date published
1976
Keywords
State of Kansas, Geology of Kansas, History of kansas, settlements in Kansas, post rock, stone posts, stone quarrying, kansas plains, European immigrants,
Bookseller catalogs
Kansas Related;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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Our SUMMER SALE is on through May 28, 2021 with 20% discounts on all books in our inventory. Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.

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