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First Telegraph Line Across the Continent
First Telegraph Line across the Continent:
Charles Brown's 1861 Diary, edited by Dennis N. Mihelich and James E. Potter.
$14.95/$13.46 members (paper)

This previously unpublished diary is the only known extensive source written about the day-to-day construction of one segment of the first transcontinental telegraph line. Brown's lively narrative is filled with period detail about life along the Platte Valley Road during the first year of the Civil War.


Wings Over Nebraska

$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

  
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First Scalp for Custer: The Skirmish at Warbonnet Creek, Nebraska, July 17, 1876,
by Paul L. Hedren, revised edition.
$9.95/$8.96 members (paper)

The story of a clash between the Fifth U.S. Cavalry and Cheyenne Indians in which the only casualty was a warrior named Yellow Hair, who was killed by scout William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. This minor episode, coming on the heels of Custer's defeat at the Little Bighorn, signaled the army's ultimate victory in the Great Sioux War of 1876 -77, and bolstered Cody's fame.

The Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger
The Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger, edited by Thomas R. Buecker and R. Eli Paul
$44.95/ $40.46 members (cloth)

Reproduction of a ledger containing an 1877 census of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians at Red Cloud Agency, including Crazy Horse's band.

A Frontier Army Christmas
A Frontier Army Christmas, compiled and annotated by Lori A. Cox-Paul and Dr. James Wengert
$12.95/$11.65 members (paper)

Reviews how soldiers and families observed the holiday, both in garrison and in the field - food, drink, entertainment, and gift giving.

Fort Robinson and the American West: 1874-1899
Fort Robinson and the American West: 1874-1899, by Thomas R. Buecker
$19.95/ $17.95 members (paper)

Drawing from government records, reports, correspondence, and reminiscences, the book details the fort's role during the Indian wars of the 1870s and as the home of the black cavalrymen (buffalo soldiers) in the 1880s and 1890s.

Fort Robinson and the American Century: 1900-1948
Fort Robinson and the American Century: 1900-1948, by Thomas R. Buecker
$40/ $36 members (cloth), $19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

This recent book recounts the last half-century of this famous northwestern Nebraska army post as it assumed new roles - army remount depot, war dog training center, and World War II prisoner of war camp.

Water Powered Flour Mills in Nebraska
Water Powered Flour Mills in Nebraska, by Thomas R. Buecker
$5.95/ $5.36 members (paper)

Recalling the time when waterpower brought settlement and development to Nebraska.

Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail
Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail,
by Merrill J. Mattes
$3/ $2.70 members (paper)

History of this noted landmark on the Oregon and California trails by one of the premier trail historians.

Courthouse Rock on the Oregon Trail
Courthouse Rock on the Oregon Trail
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by Merrill J. Mattes
$3/ $2.70 members (paper)

History of this noted landmark on the Oregon and California trails by one of the premier trail historians.

Account of Overland Freighting
From the Missouri to the Great Salt Lake: An Account of Overland Freighting, by William E. Lass.
$5/$4.50 members (cloth)

A history of overland freighting on the Plains, 1855-80 with reference to the Platte Valley and Sidney-Deadwood routes.

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center,
$2.50/ $2.25 members (paper)

Includes essays on Ford's life by Edward L. and Frederick H. Schapsmeier, and Senator Carl T. Curtis.


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