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50 Years In The Saddle Vol. 3

Published by 50 Years in the Saddle Book Committee in Dickinson ND.  This volume discusses and describes the trials and tribulations, joys and accomplishments of that generation in their search to find a better life for themselves and their children; in their efforts to broaden the frontier then existing and to establish the basis for the society that has developed. These personal reminiscences are actually a record of an era that would otherwise be lost forever as these old timers pass over "The Great Divide."
 

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Back Trailing on Open Range

Written by Luke D. Sweetman and Illustrated by L.D. Cram, this book was published in 1951, making it a Second Edition. 8 vo-over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. Inscribed & Signed by Author. Near Fine/Near Fine. 248 pages, Illustrated DJ with spine a little lightened over pictorial green cloth hardcovers; Sweetman came to Miles City, MT in 1885 trail herding three thousand cattle brought from Kansas. He remained in the area working for various cow outfits before becoming a rancher and dealer in horses out of Miles City and later from his large ranch on the Missouri River. He also helped with the building of the Great Northern railroad. A lot of interesting recollections.

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Before Barbed Wire L.A. Huffman Photographer on Horseback

Written by Mark H. F. & W.R. Felton. Huffman photos almost every page. NY: Henry Holt & Co 1956. First Edition. 4to-over 9 3/4"- 12 " tall. Near fine/VG+. 254 pages , pictorial DJ over black hardcovers. Nice DJ's are not seen very often. No other early photographer succeeded as well as he in recording the daily life of the pioneer West. His finest work is a superb record of the early days of the open range. Endpapers are a map depicting "Ranches and Cattle Trails of Early Montana" including portions of WY and Dakota Territories as well as MT. # 13 of 100 Best Books About MT and # 25 Best Books About MT, 2001 edition. Huffman spent most of his career working out of the Miles City, Montana area. 

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Before Barbed Wire L.A. Huffman Photographer on Horseback

No Dust Jacket.  Written by Mark H. F. & W.R. Felton. Huffman photos almost every page. NY: Henry Holt & Co 1956. First Edition. 4to-over 9 3/4"- 12 " tall.  254 pages, pictorial DJ over black hardcovers. No other early photographer succeeded as well as he in recording the daily life of the pioneer West. His finest work is a superb record of the early days of the open range. Endpapers are a map depicting "Ranches and Cattle Trails of Early Montana" including portions of WY and Dakota Territories as well as MT. # 13 of 100 Best Books About MT and # 25 Best Books About MT, 2001 edition. Huffman spent most of his career working out of the Miles City, Montana area.  

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Before Barbed Wire L.A. Huffman Photographer on Horseback

 Written by Mark H. F. & W.R. Felton. Huffman photos almost every page. NY: Henry Holt & Co 1956. First Edition. 4to-over 9 3/4"- 12 " tall.  254 pages, pictorial DJ over black hardcovers. No other early photographer succeeded as well as he in recording the daily life of the pioneer West. His finest work is a superb record of the early days of the open range. Endpapers are a map depicting "Ranches and Cattle Trails of Early Montana" including portions of WY and Dakota Territories as well as MT. # 13 of 100 Best Books About MT and # 25 Best Books About MT, 2001 edition. Huffman spent most of his career working out of the Miles City, Montana area.   

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The Blazed Trail of the Old Frontier

Written by Agnes C. Laut. Illustrated CMR, Many Photos, 3 folding maps, etc. NY: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1926. First Edition. 8 vo-over 7 3/4"-9 3/4" tall. VG+ 271 pages, pictorial green cloth hardcovers, much on the early history of the upper Missouri River including David Thompson, Lewis & Clark, fur trade, Blackfeet, Chief Joseph, John F. Stevens and the discovery of Marias Pass. Large folding map at the rear. An important book for the CMR collector as it contains 35 drawings by Russell & 21 half tones. See Yost and Renner page 20, # 40.

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The Blazed Trail of the Old Frontier

#88/200 limited editions. Signed by author. Written by Agnes C. Laut. Illustrated CMR, Many Photos, 3 folding maps, etc. NY: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1926. First Edition. 8 vo-over 7 3/4"-9 3/4" tall. VG+ 271 pages, pictorial red cloth hardcovers, much on the early history of the upper Missouri River including David Thompson, Lewis & Clark, fur trade, Blackfeet, Chief Joseph, John F. Stevens and the discovery of Marias Pass. Large folding map at the rear. An important book for the CMR collector as it contains 35 drawings by Russell & 21 half tones. See Yost and Renner page 20, # 40. 

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Bucking the Sun

Written by Ivan Doig. Simon & Schuster, 1996. First Edition 8 vo-over 7 3/4"- 9 3/4" tall. Fine/Fine. 412 pages, pictorial DJ over tan & white hardcovers. As new. Probably never opened. A novel set during that period of the "new deal" and the construction of Fort Peck dam in north central MT. # 42 Best Books About MT, 2001 edition. 

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Century Showcase

Program from Williston area Centennial performance.

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The Complete Collection of Charles Fritz

100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis & Clark. Complete collection by Charles Fritz. Signed copy #258 out of 350 limited editions. A beautiful collection of art and history. 

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Dakota Cowboy: My Life in the Old Days

Written by Ike Blasingame and Illustrated with line drawings by John Marinani. NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1958. First Edition 8vo -over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. Near Fine/VG+. 317 pages, illustrated DJ with spine slightly sunned over rust colored cloth hardcovers, map illustrated end papers showing "Dakota Reservation Range 1904"; The author was a young Texas cowboy when in 1904 the Matador Land and Cattle company of  Dundee, Scotland shipped 3,000 cattle from their Texas holdings to the Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Dakota and he went with them. He spent 8 years with the big herds there and saw up to 60,000 cattle on that range. Considered to be an excellent account that realistically covers the life of a cowboy dealing with the big herds, bad winters, cattle drives, big roundups, bronc busting, cowboy humor and camaraderie, etc. Touches on this time in MT and a couple years cowboying on the Matador holdings in Canada. In 1916 the Matador bought the Coburn Circle C Ranch by Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and the edge of the Little Rockies in MT. A good read with much of  interest.

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Encounters at the Heart of the World

Written by Elizabeth A. Fenn. A History of the Mandan People.

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Encounters at the Heart of the World

 Written by Elizabeth A. Fenn. A History of the Mandan People. 

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Gotch

Written by Luke D. Sweetman and Illustrated by L.D. Cram. Later printing 8vo- over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. Fine/Fine. 318 pages, illustrated DJ over brown cloth hardcovers. The author's first book was published in 1936, became quite popular and this 6th printing was done in 1947. The story of a cowpuncher and his gotch eared, one man horse. They traveled the long train from Mexico to Canada with many adventures along the way and spending plenty of time on the plains of Dakota and Montana. 

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Great Northern Empire Builder

Written by Bill Yenne. Photos and Illustrations about every page. St. Paul, Minnesota: MBI Publishing, 2005. First Edition. 4to-Over 9 3/4"-12" Tall. Fine/Near Fine. 160 pages including index. Photo illustrated DJ over brown cloth hardcovers: The Great Northern's first transcontinental passenger train was named for the founder of the Railway, James J. Hill, whose nickname was "Empire Builder" The Empire Builder made its first trip in 1929 passing through Glacier National Park. Covers the history of the line from James Hill to 2005's Amtrak service. From the DJ-"Archival photographs, vintage brochures and advertisements, and modern color photography illustrate this fascinating text about this legendary railroad system." 

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Ho! For the Gold Fields

Edited by Helen McCann White. Northern Overlay of Wagons Trains of the 1860s.

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James J. Hill: Empire Builder of the Northwest

Written by Michael P. Malone, Illustrated by a few photos and maps. U of OK, 1996. First edition. 8vo- over 7 3/4"-9 3/4" tall. New Fine/Near fine. 306 pages including Bibliographic Essay and Index, photo illustrated DJ over black cloth hardcovers, a well written, balanced biography of the father of the Great Northern Railway. Author was a noted historian and president of MSU in Bozeman, MT. Uncommon title.  

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Lewis and Clark on the Trail of Discovery

Written by Rod Gragg, this beautiful book of history features Removable journal pages, maps & artifacts. 

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Montana Pay Dirt

Written by Muriel Sibell Wolle. 

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North Dakota: A Guide to the Northern Prairie State

Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration State of North Dakota. Fargo: Knight Printing Company, 1938. First Edition. 8vo. xx, 371 pages. Large folding map at rear. Photo-illustrations; Bibliography; Index. 

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Pioneer Cattleman in Montana

Written by Walt Coburn.

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Pottery The Cable Years

University of North Dakota

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Pottery The Cable Years

University of North Dakota

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Red Wing Collectibles

Written by Dan & Gail DePasquale & Larry Peterson. An Identifcation & Value Guide.

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Red Wing Stoneware

Written by Dan & Gail DePasquale & Larry Peterson. An Identification and Value Guide

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Red Wing Stoneware Encyclopedia

Written by Dan DePasquale & Larry Peterson. 

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Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

Written by Hermann Hagedorn. Illustrated Plates from photos including at least one by Miles City, MT photographer L.A. Huffman. Cambridge, MA: HM Riverside Press, 1921. First Edition, 8vo- over 7 3/4"-9 3/4" tall. VG 491 pages including appendix & index; red cloth hardcovers with gilt lettering and gilt medallion on front cover, spine a little darkened; an important book on the most formative years of an extraordinary person. An eastern boy goes west to pursue the ranching business and the outdoor life and ultimately earns the respect of his peers-many who later joined him as a Rough Rider in Cuba. Roosevelt described this period as still the Wiid West and called it "...West of Own Wister's stories and Frederic Remington's drawings, the West of the Indian and the buffalo-hunter, soldier and the cow-puncher." Much on cattle ranching, sporting pursuits, mentions vigilantes of MT & Granville Stuart. See Adam's Herd #951

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Stinger

From inside cover: First published as a paperback original in 1988, Stinger remains one of Robert McCammon's wildest, most compelling creations. Both a furiously paced action novel and an affectionate tribute to the SF/Horror films of an earlier era, it is often visceral entertainment. # 941/1000 limited addition. Signed copy.

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Strange Empire: A Narrative of the Northwest

Written by Joseph Kinsley Howard. Illustrated maps by Irvin Shope. New York: William Morrow, 1952. First Edition. 8vo-over 7 3/4"-9 3/4" Tall. Near Fine/VG+. 601 pages including bibliography and index; Bright and unfaded pictorial  DJ over black cloth hardcovers; #66 of 100 Best Books About MT; went up to # 47 Best Books About MT, 2001 Edition; Preface is a sketch of the author by Bernard Devoto. Howard's last work concentrated on the Metis, their origin, their struggles, and their legacy. They descended from French, English & Scotch frontiersmen and American Indians . Their impact in the mid to late nineteenth century on the history of the Great Plains west of the Red River in Canada and the US was significant but not much as been written about it, even now. Much on the plains Indians, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Montana and the Dakotas. Covers two rebellions, their leader Louis Riel and their struggles to establish their own empire in the heart of North America. Important Work. 

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The Frontier Years: L.A. Huffman Photographer of the Plains

Photos almost every page. Henry Holt & Co., 1955. First Edition. 4to - over 9 3/4" -12 " tall. Fine/VG 272 pages. Bright pictorial DJ with Spine a little lighter and small chip to head of spine couple closed tears that are hardly noticeable  over black cloth hardcovers. Huffman became known as the famous photographer from Miles City, MT whose photographs of the Northern Plains frontier are now considered as some of the best work of the period. Front end papers are map of Huffman's frontier including MT, WY, and Dakota Territories. Back end papers depict the layout of "Huffman's Milestown" later called Miles City. #31 of the 100 Best Books about MT and #40 Best books about MT, 2001 Edition. Nice copies in decent DJs are getting hard to find!

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The History of the American Fur Trade of the Far West Vol. 1, 2, & 3

Written by Hiram Martin Chittenden. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902. First Edition. Large 8vo Total page count is 1029 pages. Plates, large folding map of the Mississippi Territory. Frontispiece in Vol. I & II. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. A very good set (hinges cracked in each volume but holding firm; owner name in each volume; decorative bookplate in Vol. I; pencil notations in rear of each volume; minor wear to extremities; 2 short tears on spine of Vol. III)

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Trails Plowed Under

Written and Illustrated by Charles M. Russell. Drawings by F. N. Wilson. Doubleday Page & Co., 1927. First Edition. 4to-over 9 3/4"-12" tall. VG 211 pages, brown pebble cloth hardcovers; This copy has 5 or 5 extra Russell illustrations unobtrusively tipped in at various places by a previous owner. The famous western artist could tell a good story and they are gathered here in his original words. There are many books about Russell but this book contains his written stories. one of the most desired Russell books and well deserving of its reputation. #6 of the 100 Best books about MT. See Yost & Renner # 41, page 21. Dobie says--"...a collection of range stories." Nice Copies are getting hard to find!

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Autobiography of Henry (Shorty) Stehl

The Life of a Frontier Builder. Henry (Shorty) Stehl had a ranch just west of town and a local of the Williston area. This book recounts his life's work and story.

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The Heartsong of Charging Elk

Written by James Welch.