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

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

Label
900 miles on the Butterfield Trail
Title
900 miles on the Butterfield Trail
Statement of responsibility
by A.C. Greene
Title variation
Nine hundred miles on the Butterfield Trail
Creator
Contributor
Author
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 "celerity 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 Incorporating newly found historical documents and changes in the landscape, as well as exploring myths and legends that surround the Butterfield Trail, Greene's account is the latest tribute to the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
DLC
Dewey number
917.804/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F593
LC item number
.G8145 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
900 miles on the Butterfield Trail, by A.C. Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Design by W. Thomas Taylor"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-280) and index
Control code
30510497
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780929398730
Lccn
94020107 //r95
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3-5 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Copy 3 is signed by the author with a note that it is author's 1st copy. Laid-in copy 3: copy of book review from the Sherman Democrat, March 12, 1995, author's business card and misc. items. Copy 4 is inscribed, along with a stamped image of the Butterfield Overland Trail Station in Albany, Texas. A United States postal stamp, released in 1993, is tipped in. Copy 5 inscribed by author. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 6 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
900 miles on the Butterfield Trail, by A.C. Greene
Publication
Note
"Design by W. Thomas Taylor"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-280) and index
Control code
30510497
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780929398730
Lccn
94020107 //r95
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3-5 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Copy 3 is signed by the author with a note that it is author's 1st copy. Laid-in copy 3: copy of book review from the Sherman Democrat, March 12, 1995, author's business card and misc. items. Copy 4 is inscribed, along with a stamped image of the Butterfield Overland Trail Station in Albany, Texas. A United States postal stamp, released in 1993, is tipped in. Copy 5 inscribed by author. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 6 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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