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The Resource Along the Santa Fe Trail, photographs by Joan Myers ; essay by Marc Simmons

Along the Santa Fe Trail, photographs by Joan Myers ; essay by Marc Simmons

Label
Along the Santa Fe Trail
Title
Along the Santa Fe Trail
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Joan Myers ; essay by Marc Simmons
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Santa Fe Trail was one of the most important overland trade routes in the nineteenth century. For nearly sixty years, from 1822 to 1880, it carried traders, army troops, and pioneers from the Missouri until it was superseded by the railroad. This book presents two personal, contemporary views of the trail, both of which pay tribute to the trail's role in westward expansion and document what remains today after a century of disuse. Joan Myers's haunting, evocative photographs depict both the landmarks and the vast empty space of the trail. She captures the sense of what these places must have felt like to voyages facing 900 miles of treacherous desert, mountains, and prairie. As he retraces the trail, Marc Simmons remembers trials and courage of those who cut this path. He relates modern sites to the people and events connected with them a century ago. The result is an engaging history and a personal exploration of a romantic legend: the Santa Fe Trail. This book is unique in combining two contemporary visions of the trail with historical references drawn from diaries, journals, and newspaper accounts. Not just another history of the trail, it juxtaposes nineteenth- and twentieth-century experiences, giving history a personal dimension -- Back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F786
LC item number
.M98 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Along the Santa Fe Trail, photographs by Joan Myers ; essay by Marc Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes "Acknowledgments" by Marc Simmons
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-87)
Contents
A beginning at Franklin -- Independence and Westport -- To Council Grove and the great beyond -- Into peril and hardship -- The forks on the trail -- "Santa Fe, oh, Santa Fe"
Control code
13358221
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 184 pages
Isbn
9780826308818
Lccn
86006928 //r942
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): From the library of Preston and Mary Sue Jones, gift of the Jones family, 1993 (Access. No. 1993-071). Signed by essayist and photographer. Paperbound.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Along the Santa Fe Trail, photographs by Joan Myers ; essay by Marc Simmons
Publication
Note
Includes "Acknowledgments" by Marc Simmons
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-87)
Contents
A beginning at Franklin -- Independence and Westport -- To Council Grove and the great beyond -- Into peril and hardship -- The forks on the trail -- "Santa Fe, oh, Santa Fe"
Control code
13358221
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 184 pages
Isbn
9780826308818
Lccn
86006928 //r942
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): From the library of Preston and Mary Sue Jones, gift of the Jones family, 1993 (Access. No. 1993-071). Signed by essayist and photographer. Paperbound.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations

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