Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Reel to reel tapes of Western Yesterdays, a collection of stories by Crossen based on interviews with old time westerners and pioneers; magnetic recording tapes of oral histories conducted by Crossen for Western Yesterdays.
Collection contains newsletters, recipes, clippings, Ingalls family tree, photographs, postcards, copies of articles from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo. and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, S.D.
Material originally gathered by Garretson. Consists primarily of correspondence between members of the Plainsmen Society, with a few from the American Bison Society. Letters contain reminiscences about early days in the West, with references to such personalities as William Henry Jackson, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane. Besides Garretson, correspondents include Jesse Brown, Dan W. Greenburg, William Francis Hooker, A.B. Ostrander, Ellis
The papers include a typescript of 9 letters written by O.F. Davenport to his father between May 12, 1850 and October 5, 1851. The letters detail his journey from Georgia to the California gold fields and give a first hand account of mining life.
Collection also available on microfilm: Mflm 199.
Mimeographed copy of unpublished manuscript dealing with a variety of Western pioneer experiences. Includes some of the author's own observations and experiences.
Collection contains a photocopy of a 273 page typescript of Sanders biography: Hardships and Perils on the Western Frontier, or, Fifty Years of Pioneering. The narrative was told by Thomas D. Sanders and written by Charles C. Stemmer from notes made by Sanders' son. Repository also has excerpts from the narrative dealing with Sanders' experiences in Colorado 1859-1861.