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The Old Man. Biography of a Pacific Northwest Logger (Charles Edwin Banister: Born Oct. 5, 1876; Died Jan. 8, 1970)
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The Old Man. Biography of a Pacific Northwest Logger (Charles Edwin Banister: Born Oct. 5, 1876; Died Jan. 8, 1970)

By Banister, Manly

Portland, Oregon: The Iron Goose Press, 1979. First Edition & Only Edition. Stiff wraps. Fine. 8vo., 63pp., Text hand set in 12 Goudy Modern. Chapter Headings: 24 Castellar. Illustrated with historical photographs. -- Personal inscription on the verso of the half-title page, signed by the author. -- 1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide. -- Rare !

$125.00

Willacy County History. The Early Years
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Willacy County History. The Early Years

By Harding, Glen and Cindy Lee

Raymondville, TX: Glen Harding, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Tall quatro, map endpapers, front (Wallacy County Texas), rear (general map Lower Rio Grande Valley Texas). 250pp., profusely illustrated with historical photographs. Willacy County is the place where the Salt Road crossed the Wild Horse Desert and there were the Dreaded Sand Dunes along the coast. In 1866 General Philip Henry Seridan and his troops passed through South Texas on their way to drive the French out of Mexico. Wearing his wool army uniform, Sheridan remarked, "If I Possed Both Texas and Hell, I'd Rent out Texas and Live In Hell."-rear cover.

$125.00

That Was Yesterday. A History of the Town of Sisters, oregon and the Surrounding Area
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That Was Yesterday. A History of the Town of Sisters, oregon and the Surrounding Area

By Wilson, Tillie and Alice Scott

Redmond, Oregon: Midstate Printing, 1974. First Edition. Original wraps. Near fine. Stated First Printing on the title page. -- 4to., 113 pages, historical photo illustrations. -- Gift inscription in red ink on the title page. -- Signed by both Tillie and Alice.

$35.00

A Second Glimpse of Mitchell Magic
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A Second Glimpse of Mitchell Magic

By Fitzgerald, Mary (edited by)

Mitchell, Oregon: Hilltop Printing, 1996. First Edition. Comb bound wraps. Very good. 8vo., 261pp., illustrated. Table of Contents: Recipe for a Small Town. Early Settlement of Our Area. Town of Mitchell. Logging Around Mitchell. Churches in Mitchell. The Radical Change in Farming. Mitchell Floods. Trapping and Hunting. Crafts Mitchell Style. Recreatiion. -- Sixty individual biographies compiled from interviews. -- Comb bound binding a little compromised but perfectly functional.

$45.00

God Made A Valley
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God Made A Valley

By Combs, Welcome Martindale and Sharon Combs Ross

No Place: Self Published, 170. Second Edition with corrections. Original wraps. Very good. 8vo., 82pp., historical photo illustrations, survey maps. -- Light diagonal crease to the front. cover. No other notable defects. -- Signed by "Welcome Martindale Combs" on the title page.

$45.00

The History of Winside Nebraska. Northside, Railroad, Growth and Development-- Winside, Settlement and Growth to the Present
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The History of Winside Nebraska. Northside, Railroad, Growth and Development-- Winside, Settlement and Growth to the Present

By Jones, F. M. (author) - F. J. Dimmel, Associiate (editor and publisher of the winside tribune)

[ Windise, Nebraska ]: [ Winside Tribune ], 1942. First edition (600 copies printed). Original wraps. Near fine. 8vo., stapled covers, 249pp., illustrated with portraits of pioneers and historical photographs, calendar of events pages 193-248 - 1867-1941. Laid in loose is a signed letter by F. J. Dimmel on the stationery of the Winside Tribune answering an inquiry about purchasing a copy of the book. Mr. Dimmel comments that 600 copies of the book were printed. -- Scarce in this exceptional condition.

$125.00

Montana Ranching From Pirates to Postholes
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Montana Ranching From Pirates to Postholes

By Lee Gibbs

Self Published, 2005. First Edition. Wraps. Near fine. Square 4to., 66pp., illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "Lee Gibbs worked the past 75 years as a rancher and farmer. He is now 81 years young [at the time this book was published 2005], but started helping his dad on the home ranch, near Jordan, Montana when he was only five years old. He was born in Miles City, Montana, as are two of his sons. He is still active on the ranch 25 miles south of Glendive, Montana. -- This autobiography is an account of Lee Gibbs' ranch/farm life."-rear cover.

$40.00

Buena Vistas Tales From the Past
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Buena Vistas Tales From the Past

By Kelly, Suzy

Self Published, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Near fine. 8vo., 199pp., illustrated, bibliography. -- Signed by the author on the title page. -- minimal wear to the corners; just slightly bumped. Contents: Mining Stories, Ghost Towns, Transportatio, Ranching and Farm Stories, Old Hotels and Camps, History of the Colorado Reformatory, Miscellaneous Stories, Fact or Fiction, etc. -- "There are over one hundred photographs of this area dating from the 1880's to the 1950's. Many of the photographs have never been received before"-back cover.

$75.00

Butterflies and Rattlesnakes. Chronicle of a Life
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Butterflies and Rattlesnakes. Chronicle of a Life

By Collins, Sherla Stewart

Seattle: Norbert Press, 2006. First Edition. Very good. 8vo., 211 pp., illustrated with black & white and color photographs, index. Signed by the author. -- Corners bumped. Twickenham is an unincorporated community in Wheeler County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located along the John Day River between Service Creek and Mitchell, Oregon. A bridge at Twickenham carries North Twickenham Road over the river.

$125.00

A Bibliography of the Geology and Mining Interests of the Black Hills Region. -- South Dakota School of Mines Bulletin No 11
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A Bibliography of the Geology and Mining Interests of the Black Hills Region. -- South Dakota School of Mines Bulletin No 11

By O'Hara, Cleophas C.

Rapid City: South Dakota School of Mines, 1917. Edition Not Stated. Original wraps. Very good +. Tall 8vo., 316pp., plus 7pp. index to names of authors and collectors. Nice fold out map of the Black Hills Region. -- Minimal light wear to the extremities. -- At Least:.

$150.00

Only One Man Died. The Medical Aspects of the Lewis and Clarkl Expedition
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Only One Man Died. The Medical Aspects of the Lewis and Clarkl Expedition

By Chuinard, E. G. [Eldon "Frenchy" Chuinard]

Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine/very good +. Royal 8vo., 444pp., frontispiece, illustrated, double page map, three appendices, bibliography, index. -- Personal inscription to the second free endpaper signed "Frenchy Chuinard". -- Light were to the extremities of the dust jacket. No other notable defects. "Eldon "Frenchy" Chuinard was born in 1904 in Kelso, Washington. He went to college at the University of Puget Sound and Oregon Health Sciences University. Frenchy went into practice as an Orthopedic Surgeon, and served as a Chief Surgeon at Shriners Hospital for crippled children. He retired at the age of 76. Chuinard had a life long interest in the Lewis and Clark Expedition and served as the founding of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation and the chairman of the Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee. He wrote extensively on Lewis and Clark, and in 1979 published Only One man Died: The Medical Aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Arthur H. Clark Company), which has remained in print with various publishers for many years. Chuinard donated his library to the College in the late 1980's. This collection served as the foundation for the other collections that followed. Dr. Chuinard died February 9, 1993. His legacy lives on in his writings, library, and his commitment to scholarship of the Lewis and Clark expedition".-From the guide to the Chuinard (Eldon) Publication Files for Only One Man Died, 1974-1980, (Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives).

$200.00

Portraits: Fort Rock Valley Homestead Years
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Portraits: Fort Rock Valley Homestead Years

By Helen Parks (edited by)

Fort Rock Valley Historical Society, 1989. First Hardbound Edition. -- Limited Edition of 50 copies. This is No. 21. Hardcover. Near fine. Tall 4to., 218pp., brown cloth covers, profusley illustrations, documents, maps, references for geology and early residents section, index. -- No notable defects. -- Only 50 hardbound copies of the book were printed. -- A Very Scarce Book.

$125.00

Days of Yore ... & Then Some More. -- Fossil Oregon Centennial 1891-1991
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Days of Yore ... & Then Some More. -- Fossil Oregon Centennial 1891-1991

By Jeanne Burch, Dee Carlson, Ann Steiwer (editors)

Fossil, Oregon: Finding Fossil -- Publishing Bunch, 1991. First Edition. Comb bound wraps. Very good +. Tall 4to., 126pp., illustrated. -- This volume compiled in 1991, looks back 100 years to the official beginning of the Town of Fossil. Light wear to the extremities. Light vertical crease to back cover.

$125.00

A Territorial Anthology of the Oregon Territory 1792-1860
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A Territorial Anthology of the Oregon Territory 1792-1860

By Carty, James E.

Woodward Washington: Irish Press, 1995. Limited Edition of 65 copies. This is no. 46. Signed by the author. Hardcover. Fine. Tall quarto., green buckram, 368 pp., facsimile illustrations (zeroxed copies). -- Subject Index: Columbia River, B.L.E. Bonneville, Cyrus Shephard and Jason Lee, Slacum Memorial, Indian Housing, The First Fort Vancouver, The Cowlitz Farm, Hudson's Bay Company Values, Oregon Territory to Britain, H. M. Modeste, Whitman Murders, Fort Vancouver, Count Down to War, Indian Treatises, The Indian Wars, General George Crook, U.S.S. Massachusetts, U.S.S.Decatur, High Noon at San Juan Island, The Great Writ Suspended, The Book of Jared, The American Migration.

$125.00

A Peculiar Paradise. A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940
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A Peculiar Paradise. A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940

By Mclagan, Elizabeth

Portland: Georgian Press Company, 1980. First Edition. Paperback. Very good. 8vo., 230 pages, historical photographs, appendix and notes, extensive index and bibliography. -- Very light external wear.

$65.00

The Virginian at Medicine Bow. A Black Diamond History
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The Virginian at Medicine Bow. A Black Diamond History

By Glen Barrett

Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd. (copyright by Glen Barrett), 1978. First Edition. Very good. Royal 8vo., full black leather with illustrated pastedowns front and rear, 165 pages printed on glossy paper, illustrated with historical photographs and drawings, appendix, index. -- Ex-Library copy: Markings on the first free endpaper. Spine has library markings removed with resulting light scars to the pastedown. Small stamped numeral on the titlepage and small stamp of "Nevada Public Library at the bottom of the page under the date (see photos). Otherwise, a bright, clean, sound copy. -- Condition:.

$125.00

Martin V. Corn, Early Roswell Pioneer
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Martin V. Corn, Early Roswell Pioneer

By Shinkle, James D.

Roswell, New Mexico: Hal Poorbaugh Press, 1972. Edition Not Stated. Original wraps. Near fine. 8vo., 76 pages, historical photographs, notes. -- An account of one of the early pioneers to settle in the Roswell area of the Pecos Valley. -- Signed by the author James D. Shinkle. -- Condition:.

$45.00

Our First Hundred Years. A Biography of Lower Boise Valley -- 1814-1914
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Our First Hundred Years. A Biography of Lower Boise Valley -- 1814-1914

By Lowell, Helen and Lucile Peterson

Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1999. Second Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. 8vo., 314 pages, illustrated with b&w historical photos, extensive index. -- Laid in loose. is a dvd labeled "Old Fort Boise - Helen Lowell". -- Signed by the author on the copyright page. -- Light wear to the dust jacket.

$55.00

Young Cowboy
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Young Cowboy

By Will James (Tumbleweed Series)

Missoula: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2001. First Edition, First Printing (Stated First Printing January, 2001 on the copyright page). Hardcover. Near fine. Oblong 12mo., color frontispiece, 72 pages, color & black and white illustrations by the author. Tiny bit of wear to the extremities. No other notable defects. "Young Billy Roper grows up on a ranch and learns about the hard work, skills, and responsibilities required of a cowboy. Readers ages 8 and up who have dreamed of riding and owning a horse will gallop through "Young Cowboy", reining in just long enough to imagine themselves in the 31 line drawings and 5 color paintings that illustrate the story."-rear cover.

$45.00

Some Bright Morning
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Some Bright Morning

By Raber, Elizabeth F. [ Name on cover "Bess Raber" ]

Corvallis, Oregon: Maverick Publications, 1983. Paperback. Good. 8vo., 365 pages, illustrated with historical photographs. Double page map of "Agency Plains", circa 1905 preceding title page. -- Corners bumped (top corner has a small chip), foredges foxed. Front cover has light diagonal crease. -- Condition:. Account of the Stangland family's homesteading days (1902-05) in Jefferson (then Crook) County Oregon. On a sage-brush covered plateau, called Agency Plains, where the rainfall was 8-1/2" per year. The parents and three young children lived in a 12x16 foot, one room cabin.

$75.00

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