These are the stories I wanted to tell and not necessarily those which some might want to hear. I hope these tales stir your imagination and make you want to take any mode of travel you can and come visit the great Santa Fe Trail.
In American history, the Santa Fe Trail looms as large as the Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico landscapes it traverses. Along its path, thousands of hearty settlers traveled westward seeking a new life. In some places, the wagon ruts remain reminding us of the primitive mode of travel used by those who sought freedom and fortune in the vast expanses of an untamed land. All of these restless and resilient pioneers are dead and buried many of them along the way in marked and unmarked graves. What remains are the myriad abandoned homesteads that once provided shelter to those who dared to explore the world beyond the tame sidewalks of the east. I live a few miles north of the Santa Fe Trail. Every time I ride along its route in my truck or on a motorcycle, I am enchanted by the lonely homesteads standing gaunt vigil along the roadside. They are a reminder of what once was a major route west for thousands of people. Though they may be abandoned now, once upon a time they were warm and cozy havens for the settlers who braved harsh winters, torrid summers, violent rainstorms, hostile Natives, greedy rustlers and a host of other dangers. Each time I pass by one of these places, I wonder, "What is its story? Who lived there? What kind of people were they? What caused them to leave this sanctuary behind and move? Where are their ancestors now?" The notion of telling their stories occurred to me on one of my many motorcycle trips through Trinidad, Colorado. I was cruising along, saw the remains of a sandstone structure and had to stop and look at it more closely. I admired the way the builders fit each stone together without cement making a remarkably tight wall. At that moment, I pulled out my notebook and began making notes. I would tell the stories of the lonesome homesteads I passed on the Santa Fe Trail. Each story would be unique, another facet of the story we call western expansion. Dear Reader, you must bear with me when I say I am writing their stories, but I am not going to let you know which ones are true and which are pure imagination. I have studied enough history to know the difference. These are the stories I wanted to tell and not necessarily those which some might want to hear. I hope these tales stir your imagination and make you want to take any mode of travel you can and come visit the great Santa Fe Trail. You won't be disappointed. I never am. Go West young man and woman! See what there is to see. Hear the sounds of raucous winds and desert silence. Touch the hot sands and frozen snowcaps. This is my challenge to you, but for now, read on. Bert Nemcik Westcliffe, Colorado February, 2017
... the hills are only lightly inhabited and still feel lonesome. Homesteads that began hopefully in the late 1800s have been abandoned, leaving only a few ...
Author: Judy Bentley
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Hiking Washington�s History reveals the stories embedded in Washington�s landscape. This trail guide narrates forty historic trails, ranging from short day hikes to three- or four-day backpacking trips over mountain passes. Every region in the state is included, from the northwesternmost tip of the continental United States at Cape Flattery to the remote Blue Mountains in the southeast. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of the region�s history followed by individual trail narratives and historical highlights. Quotes from diaries, journals, letters, and reports, as well as contemporary and historic photographs, describe sites and trails from Washington�s past. Each trail description includes a map and provides directions, so hikers can follow the historic route. Judy Bentley tells readers how to get there, what to expect, and what to look for. Despite Washington State�s rapid growth, a remarkable number of historic trails have been preserved in national parks, restored by cities and towns, returned to public use by the railroads, or opened to hikers by Native American tribes. Some trails, such as the Iron Goat Trail, have been fully restored and interpreted. Others, such as the Naches Pass Trail, have been abused but survive. Some are easily accessible, such as the Duwamish River Trail in Seattle and the Spokane House trails near Spokane. Others, such as Chief Joseph�s Summer Trail, require a half-day journey just to reach the trailhead. Hiking Washington�s History is for hikers, amateur historians, newcomers unfamiliar with the state's history, and Northwest natives who know only part of that history. Savor the vicarious experience of a hike from a cozy chair on a rainy winter day, or put your boots on and hit the trail when the sun shines. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aulywhW2mY
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So we went to Colorado, that spring of 1910, and settled on a homestead almost thirty miles south of the Platte valley town of Brush.
Author: Hal Borland
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A memoir of a childhood homesteading in frontier Colorado: “A book from the heart . . . the stuff of the American dream” (The New York Times). In this memoir of a lost America, Hal Borland tells the story of his family’s migration to eastern Colorado as homesteaders at the turn of the twentieth century. On an unsettled and unwelcoming prairie landscape, the Borlands build a house, plant crops, and eke out a meager existence. While life is difficult—and self-reliance is necessary with no neighbors for miles—the experience brings the family close and binds them closer to the terrible and beautiful natural patterns that govern their lives. Borland would grow up to study journalism and become an acclaimed nature writer, and it was these childhood years on the prairie that shaped the author’s heart and mind.
Farmhouses seem unoccupied. ... The Jackson zigzags a little as it flows among the lonesome homesteads, butI notice that in the main it runs straight.
Author: Earl Swift
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
From its beginnings as a trickle of icy water in Virginia's northwest corner to its miles-wide mouth at Hampton Roads, the James River has witnessed more recorded history than any other feature of the American landscape -- as home to the continent's first successful English settlement, highway for Native Americans and early colonists, battleground in the Revolution and the Civil War, and birthplace of America's twentieth-century navy. In 1998, restless in his job as a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Earl Swift landed an assignment traveling the entire length of the James. He hadn't been in a canoe since his days as a Boy Scout, and he knew that the river boasts whitewater, not to mention man-made obstacles, to challenge even experienced paddlers. But reinforced by Pilot photographer Ian Martin and a lot of freeze-dried food and beer, Swift set out to immerse himself -- he hoped not literally -- in the river and its history. What Swift survived to bring us is this engrossing chronicle of three weeks in a fourteen-foot plastic canoe and four hundred years in the life of Virginia. Fueled by humor and a dauntless curiosity about the land, buildings, and people on the banks, and anchored by his sidekick Martin -- whose photographs accompany the text -- Swift points his bow through the ghosts of a frontier past, past Confederate forts and POW camps, antebellum mills, ruined canals, vanished towns, and effluent-spewing industry. Along the banks, lonely meadowlands alternate with suburbs and power plants, marinas and the gleaming skyscrapers of Richmond's New South downtown. Enduring dunkings, wolf spiders, near-arrest, channel fever, and twenty-knot winds, Swift makes it to the Chesapeake Bay. Readers who accompany him through his Journey on the James will come away with the accumulated pleasure, if not the bruises and mud, of four hundred miles of adventure and history in the life of one of America's great watersheds.
We burn lonesome homesteads, and they hang stragglers by their heels after taking their heads. There is only one major difference between their tactics and ...
Author: Brent Nielsen
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
First Spear: Pro Denuo presents the saga of Roman Centurion Gaius Crastinus vividly to life. Up close and personal, this often-dark look into the Legions of Rome is seen through the eyes of a brave soldier and man of honor. Gaius “Killer” Crastinus and his fellow veterans, Vorenus, Pullo and Bacculus, have won honor and glory in the service of the SPQR. Now these comrades must introduce a new consignment of recruits to life in the Roman Army. One of them is Gaius’ younger brother Marcus. But training for the young soldiers is cut far too short, for war brews in Lusitania. With only three weeks of training, the newly constituted X Legion is ordered north. Their order is to stop Lusitanii incursions into the province of Hispanica forever. Marcus and his fellow recruits follow Gaius in a desperate fight to safeguard their homeland. If they survive, even larger troubles loom to the east. Mob violence in Rome and a quarter-million Helvetian tribesmen are invading provinces in southern Gaul. When Marcus is the one chosen to enter enemy territory on a secret mission, only the “soldier’s god” Mithras knows if he will succeed. This well-researched novel is the sequel to the author’s first book First Spear: Rudimenta (Xlibris 2009).
By then they were referred to as Apache Indian jobs, referring to the desolation often left in the wake of frontier Apache attacks on lonesome homesteads ...
Author: Mitchel P. Roth
Category: Social Science
In the maelstrom of globalization and cyberspace, organized crime continues to defy definition. A diverse array of activities is perpetuated by criminal organizations, criminal groups and associations, and gangs, and it is clear that one specific label is no longer adequate. This book offers a uniquely global approach to organized crime and the multitude of forces that shape it in the 21st century. As well as discussing definitions of and the historical roots of organized crime, this book examines various forms of organized crime around the world in the US, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Russia and Europe, Asia and Africa. This revised and updated new edition includes coverage of: the rise of the ’Ndrangheta in Italy and their global expansion; the impact of drug legalization on organized crime and the problem of methamphetamine; organ trading, money laundering, and animal poaching; changes in gang traditions and gangland penitentiaries; the decentralization of Mexican cartels, the growth of opium production in Myanmar, and the drug war in Africa; and the advancement of ISIS and the emergence of the Silk Road and the Dark Net. This book is essential reading for students engaged in the study of global and transnational organized crime, with features including chapter overviews, key terms, critical thinking questions, and case studies.
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“ What bothered me was the condition Lonesome was in when she showed up . ... “ the thing to do is to find out when or even if she left the homestead .
Author: Chris Czajkowski
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Charming, humorous and utterly engaging, this is a book that will make readers laugh and cry. Written from the point of view and in the voice of the author's dog, Lonesome, its observations of life in the wilds reveal a dog with great character, charm and attitude. Named for her first home, remote Lonesome Lake in British Columbia's Tweedsmuir Park, Lonesome was a first-rate companion: obedient, mannerly, brave, yet occasionally cynical. She did not share her human's love of the wilderness, and wore a martyred expression for most of her life. She would have much preferred a life in the suburbs, "with nice safe walks in the park and a cozy bed inside the house." Lonesome's memoirs paint a vivid and not altogether flattering picture of her life with Chris, but as she states, "I am not a vindictive creature and this book will remain family reading." Lonesome loftily points out in her introduction that her book focuses on events not already recounted in Chris's previous books, and she shares her unique canine perspective on their day-to-day life in the wilds.
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Author: David W. Johnson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Carter and Ralph Stanley—the Stanley Brothers—are comparable to Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs as important members of the earliest generation of bluegrass musicians. In this first biography of the brothers, author David W. Johnson documents that Carter (1925–1966) and Ralph (b. 1927) were equally important contributors to the tradition of old-time country music. Together from 1946 to 1966, the Stanley Brothers began their careers performing in the schoolhouses of southwestern Virginia and expanded their popularity to the concert halls of Europe. In order to re-create this post–World War II journey through the changing landscape of American music, the author interviewed Ralph Stanley, the family of Carter Stanley, former members of the Clinch Mountain Boys, and dozens of musicians and friends who knew the Stanley Brothers as musicians and men. The late Mike Seeger allowed Johnson to use his invaluable 1966 interviews with the brothers. Notable old-time country and bluegrass musicians such as George Shuffler, Lester Woodie, Larry Sparks, and the late Wade Mainer shared their recollections of Carter and Ralph. Lonesome Melodies begins and ends in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Carter and Ralph were born there and had an early publicity photograph taken at the Cumberland Gap. In December 1966, pallbearers walked up Smith Ridge to bring Carter to his final resting place. In the intervening years, the brothers performed thousands of in-person and radio shows, recorded hundreds of songs and tunes for half a dozen record labels and tried to keep pace with changing times while remaining true to the spirit of old-time country music. As a result of their accomplishments, they have become a standard of musical authenticity.
145 Some of the most poignant scenes in plains literature would have to be those of aged settlers returning to bygone homesteads , looking but unable to ...
Author: Louis Fairchild
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Loneliness pervaded the lives of pioneers on the American plains, including the empty expanses of West Texas. Most settlers lived in isolation broken only by occasional community gatherings such as funerals and religious revivals. In The Lonesome Plains, Louis Fairchild mines the letters and journals of West Texas settlers, as well as contemporary fiction and poetry, to record the emotions attending solitude and the ways people sought relief. Hungering for neighborliness, people came together in times of misfortune—sickness, accident, and death—and at annual religious services. In fascinating detail, Fairchild describes the practices that grew up around these two focal points of social life. He recounts the building of coffins and preparation of a body for burial, the conflicting emotions of the pain of death and the hope of heaven, the funeral rite itself, the lost and lonely graves. And he tells the story of yearly outdoor revivals: the choice of the meeting site and construction of the arbor or other shelter, the provision of food, the music and emotionally-charged services, and tangential courting and mischief. Loneliness is most recognized as a feature of life in the time of the early West Texas cattle industry, a period of sprawling cattle ranches and legendary cattle drives, roughly from 1867 to 1885. But Fairchild shows that it also characterized the lives of settlers who lived in West Texas from the beginning of permanent settlement of the Texas Panhandle (around 1876) through the population shift that occured around the turn of the century, as farmers and their families supplanted ranchers and their cattle. Fairchild draws on primary materials of the early residents to give voice to the settlers themselves and skillfully weaves a moving picture of life in the open spaces of West Texas during the frontier-rural period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
An example of this was the high-handed manner in which railroads evicted settlers from homesteads by extending branch lines and claiming the homesteads as ...
Author: Dee Brown
Publisher: Open Road Media
“A fascinating story” of the railways that linked America from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (The Washington Post). Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow unspools the history of the beginnings of the American railroad system. By the mid-nineteenth century, settlers in Missouri and California were separated by a vast landscape that dwarfed and isolated them, conquerable only by “the demonic power of the Iron Horse and its bands of iron track.” Although the building of the great railroad is commonly known as a story of romance, adventure, and progress, it also has a dark side, as profiteers decimated American Indian tribes, exploited workers, and destroyed ecosystems. Despite this, by the turn of the twentieth century, five major railroads would span the continent. This account vividly illustrates the railroad builders’ breathtaking skill, ambition, and ingenuity. . Brown compellingly tells a high-stakes tale, an exhilarating history that still holds lessons for today. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
( 5 ) Turkana life is particularly open and public , Thorn fences around lonesome homesteads cannot hide what goes on inside . Men's affairs occur outside under
shade trees . Any event is a public affair and there are never any restrictions on ...
Homestead. I curiously climb the dull steps of an old, partially charred home, with an unexplainable anticipation and expectancy Upon reaching the top, ...
Author: Randal Weston
The Mysterious Biker My summer morning stroll down the road For exercise, fresh air and peace of mind Took me not far from my comfortable abode When I met a man of the easy rider kind Seeming to have bike trouble, I offered my phone, But he told me he stopped his Harley to rest A brawny, clean cut man, on his own Many hard times, his aged face would suggest Briefly exchanging words, he said, "It's time to ride" Like he had a special purpose to travel on I couldn't perceive, no matter how I tried Why I didn't see him as he passed by my front lawn Observing the road, no tracks from the rear A puzzling situation in such an eerie way He went out of sight as he hit the last gear And the mystery of the biker stands to this day. Take a moment to cozy up with Randal Weston's Lonesome Echoes. His uplifting poems will sweep away your cares and fill you with a sense of peace. From the whimsical "The Titanic Trio" to the warmhearted "Bygone Days of Summers Past," Weston's melodious words will embrace you with a sense of wonder and spirituality.
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Author: Tony Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. This discography documents--in alphabetical order by artist--every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. Summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.
“Did not Tecumseh's sister spend several weeks atyour homestead on the Wabash this summer?” “No.She stayed with Mr. Washington and his wife.
Author: Dorothy Garlock
Publisher: Hachette UK
From top ranking historical romance writer, Dorothy Garlock, comes the first novel in a new trilogy. This is the romantic saga of a courageous widow who forges the Illinois frontier to make a new life. The author is an expert on the pioneer era, and she uses actual diaries and letters from that time to authenticate her stories.
There is a fair trail around the W side of Lonesome Lk . to homesteads at S end .
A good trail runs from here to beyond the chain of lakes some 12 mi . farther up
Atnarko valley . By keeping to trails between the forest and swamps , good going
Many women came west to homestead on their own . Land agents could show where lots were available for ... This picture shows a high lonesome homestead .
Author: Rocky Courchaine
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Sundance, in the northeast corner of Wyoming, may not be the only place with that name, but it is the original Sundance--the place where the Kid got his name. There was no settlement of any sort when Crook County was created in 1875. The town was founded in 1878, named after the mountain that stands south of town where the Plains tribes held their sun dance ceremonies. Sundance is not that different from the many other small towns that sprang to life in the boom of gold, cattle, and oil throughout the West, but it is different in that it has ridden through the booms and the busts and still survives. This book contains images of people's lives as they worked and played, lived and died. It tells of those who passed through, and those who stayed and helped the community establish its roots and grow.