The Resource 900 miles on the Butterfield Trail, A.C. Greene

900 miles on the Butterfield Trail, A.C. Greene

Label
900 miles on the Butterfield Trail
Title
900 miles on the Butterfield Trail
Statement of responsibility
A.C. Greene
Title variation
Nine hundred miles on the Butterfield Trail
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Short as the life of the Southern Overland Mail turned out to be - less than three years in its span - the saga of the Butterfield Trail remains a romantic high point in the westward movement, forming familiar elements in historical plots, functioning as a vibrant backdrop against which mythic adventures, western thrillers, movie serials, and television spectacles have raced. Today, more than a century and a third after the first Butterfield coaches rolled, we are hard put to imagine how awesome, how fearful the actual passage was. In 1858 Waterman Lily Ormsby, Jr., recorded his experiences on the first Butterfield Overland Mail coach traveling from Missouri to San Francisco. In the 1930s Roscoe and Margaret Conkling drove the route again in the 1930 Buick and published three volumes of their research. Now A.C. and Judy Greene have made a 1990s version of the ride in their own "celebrity wagon"--a Lincoln Mark VII. Incorporating newly found historical documents and changes in the landscape, as well as exploring myths and legends that surround the Butterfield Trail, Greene's account is the latest tribute to the 2800-mile drama that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast
Cataloging source
TXI
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
900 miles on the Butterfield Trail, A.C. Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Page numbers are handwritten in ink
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-[245])
Control code
900962424
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Uncorrected proofs.
Extent
[xiii, 245] p.
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Bound in printed white wrappers.
System control number
(OCoLC)900962424
Label
900 miles on the Butterfield Trail, A.C. Greene
Publication
Note
Page numbers are handwritten in ink
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-[245])
Control code
900962424
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Uncorrected proofs.
Extent
[xiii, 245] p.
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Bound in printed white wrappers.
System control number
(OCoLC)900962424

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