The Resource Finding the Great Western Trail, Sylvia Gann Mahoney ; foreword by Ray Klinginsmith

Finding the Great Western Trail, Sylvia Gann Mahoney ; foreword by Ray Klinginsmith

Label
Finding the Great Western Trail
Title
Finding the Great Western Trail
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Gann Mahoney ; foreword by Ray Klinginsmith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Follows the recovery and marking of the Great Western Trail from northern Mexico through the US just passed the Canadian border"--Provided by publisher
  • "The Great Western Trail (GWT) is a nineteenth-century cattle trail that originated in northern Mexico, ran west parallel to the Chisholm Trail, traversed the United States for some two thousand miles, and terminated after crossing the Canadian border. Yet through time, misinformation, and the perpetuation of error, the historic path of this once-crucial cattle trail has been lost. Finding the Great Western Trail documents the first multi-community effort made to recover evidence and verify the route of the Great Western Trail. The GWT had long been celebrated in two neighboring communities: Vernon, Texas, and Altus, Oklahoma. Separated by the Red River, a natural border that cattle trail drovers forded with their herds, both Vernon and Altus maintained a living trail history with exhibits at local museums, annual trail-related events, ongoing narratives from local descendants of drovers, and historical monuments and structures. So when Western Trail Historical Society members in Altus challenged the Vernon Rotary Club to mark the trail across Texas every six miles, the effort soon spread along the trail in part through Rotary networks from Mexico, across nine US states, and into Saskatchewan, Canada. This book is the story of finding and marking the trail, and it stands as a record of each community's efforts to uncover their own GWT history. What began as local bravado transformed into a grass-roots project that, one hopes, will bring the previously obscured history of the Great Western Trail to light"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahoney, Sylvia Gann
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F590.7
LC item number
.M34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Grover E. Murray studies in the American Southwest
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Western Scenic Trail
  • Historical markers
  • Great Western Scenic Trail
  • West (U.S.)
  • HISTORY / North America
  • Historical markers
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
Finding the Great Western Trail, Sylvia Gann Mahoney ; foreword by Ray Klinginsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- Longhorns, Drovers, Legends, Confusion -- First Two GWT Markers in Texas -- Mexico and South Texas -- San Antonio to the Heart of Texas -- Coleman, Callahan, Shackelford, Taylor Counties -- North Texas Counties : Throckmorton, Baylor, Wilbarger -- Oklahoma and Kansas -- Nebraska, Colorado, the Dakotas -- Wyoming, Montana, Saskatchewan, Alberta -- The Trail Home : A Living Legend -- Appendix: Trail-Team Volunteers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780896729438
Lccn
2015024147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
40025700471
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902657662
  • (OCoLC)ocn902657662
Label
Finding the Great Western Trail, Sylvia Gann Mahoney ; foreword by Ray Klinginsmith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- Longhorns, Drovers, Legends, Confusion -- First Two GWT Markers in Texas -- Mexico and South Texas -- San Antonio to the Heart of Texas -- Coleman, Callahan, Shackelford, Taylor Counties -- North Texas Counties : Throckmorton, Baylor, Wilbarger -- Oklahoma and Kansas -- Nebraska, Colorado, the Dakotas -- Wyoming, Montana, Saskatchewan, Alberta -- The Trail Home : A Living Legend -- Appendix: Trail-Team Volunteers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780896729438
Lccn
2015024147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
40025700471
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902657662
  • (OCoLC)ocn902657662

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