Author: DeLorme Mapping Company
Publisher: Delorme Mapping Company
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Outdoor recreation
DeLorme's Atlas and Gazetteer Series is America's most popular line of recreational maps! Each atlas covers an individual state in its entirety with detailed, full-color topographic maps. Detail includes back roads, hidden lakes, boat ramps, hiking trails, campgrounds, public lands, forests, wetlands and more. And, the Gazetteer sections feature page after page of information on places to go and things to do. These atlases are year-round favorites with outdoors enthusiasts and anyone who likes to leave the main roads behind.
This comprehensive guide to Wyoming includes all of the expected attractions as well as many more far-flung and offbeat adventures, extensive outdoor recommendations and details on the cultural opportunities that abound. Wyoming is arguably the most “western” western state. From the windblown plains of Casper to the mountain peaks of the Wind River Range, Alli Rainey, a passionate Wyoming resident and rock climber, will help you find the best the state has to offer. Come explore the unspoiled West.
Author: Carter G. Walker
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Discover Montana and Wyoming with Moon Travel Guides! Moon Montana & Wyoming guides you to the best of the wild west, revealing the untold adventures that await under the vast country sky. What you'll find in Moon Montana & Wyoming: Full coverage of both states, including Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks, plus coverage of gateway cities like Jackson Hole and Bozeman Detailed maps and helpful reference photos throughout Strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, curated for outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, history buffs, foodies, and more Must-see attractions and offbeat ideas: Hit the road to see the stunning scenery of the national parks, and stop in timeless towns where the old West is alive and well. Spot wildlife like wolves, elk, moose, bison, and black bears. Go whitewater rafting or kayaking, or drive the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road. Hike through forests to roaring waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, and secluded lakes. Learn about the region's important Native American history, or discover authentic cowboy culture. Find the best spots for dining, dancing, and local cuisine, from locally raised bison burgers to huckleberry pie The best road trips in Montana and Wyoming, from a 14-day Greater Yellowstone loop to a 7-day Glacier road trip Honest advice from former wilderness guide, Big Sky expert, and long-time Montana local Carter G. Walker on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, wildlife, history, and local culture Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Montana & Wyoming's myriad activities, practical advice, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Full list of coverage: Billings and the Big Open, Great Falls and the Rocky Mountain Front, Glacier National Park, Missoula and Western Montana, Butte, Helena, and Southwest Montana, Bozeman and the Gateway to Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Cody, and the Wind Rovers, Sheridan, Devils Tower, and Northeast Wyoming, and Southern Wyoming Focusing on the national parks? Try Moon Glacier National Park or Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton. Continuing west? Try Moon Idaho.
Author: Carter G. Walker
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Freelance writer and editor Carter G. Walker introduces you to the best of Wyoming, from the beauty of Yellowstone National Park to the art scene and high style of Jackson Hole and Cody. Walker has plenty of unique trip ideas to offer, including Where the Wild Things Are and Small Town Rodeos: The Biggest Parties in the West. Whether you're looking to climb Devils Tower or to spot a moose in Grand Teton National Park, Moon Wyoming gives you the tools you need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Yellowstone National Park is the focal point of Wyoming tourism; however, there is so much more if you know where to look. From rolling prairie, to badlands, to deep forests, to high mountain lakes, and breathtaking peaks, Wyoming's diverse landscape is second to none. In addition, the Wyoming plains contain a rich history of pioneer trails that served as the gateway to the west throughout the 19th century. Most Wyoming travel guides are written to explain tourist attractions in detail once you are already there and require much time and effort to plot a course across the state. This remarkable guide, on the other hand, has the entire state laid out by the highway mile markers so you will always know what is ahead and exactly how to get there. The book is laid out in a clear and concise report style format with brief descriptions, condensed information and a star rating system that allows you to easily make informed decisions about what to visit. Detailed directions, GPS coordinates and elevations are provided for 1900 entries, including: nearly 600 natural, scenic and historic attractions; nearly 100 easily accessible hiking trails; over 300 public campgrounds and dispersed camping areas; over 30 rest areas; and over 60 RV dump stations. It makes an excellent companion book to any other Wyoming travel book and pays for itself many times over in time and fuel savings. NOTES: Due to the extensive amount of information contained in the book, it is not a pocket guide but instead measure 8.3 x 11.7 x 0.5 inches. There are no photos, but dozens of color photos can be seen on the book website. Complete coverage of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Fossil Butte National Monument, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, Snowy Range, Bighorn Mountains, Wind River Mountains, Sinks Canyon State Park, Guernsey State Park, Glendo State Park, Keyhole State Park, Green River Lakes, Casper Mountain Park, Jackson Hole and much more.
Author: Editors of Family Tree Magazine
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-09-20
The one book every genealogist must have! Whether you're just getting started in genealogy or you're a research veteran, The Family Tree Sourcebook provides you with the information you need to trace your roots across the United States, including: Research summaries, tips and techniques, with maps for every U.S. state Detailed county-level data, essential for unlocking the wealth of records hidden in the county courthouse Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies Bibliographies for each state to help you further your research You'll love having this trove of information to guide you to the family history treasures in state and county repositories. It's all at your fingertips in an easy-to-use format–and it's from the trusted experts at Family Tree Magazine!
Award-winning nature writer Jack Turner directs his attention to one of America's greatest natural treasures: the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Comprised of two national parks, three national wildlife refuges, parts of six national forests, and eleven wilderness areas, Greater Yellowstone is a vast array of differing environments and geographies. In a series of essays, Turner explores this wonderland, venturing on twelve separate trips in all seasons using various modes of travel: hiking, climbing, skiing, canoeing lakes, floating rivers, and driving his way across the landscape. He treks down the Teton Range, picks up the Oregon Trail in the Red Desert, and floats the South Fork of the Snake River. Along the way he encounters a variety of wildlife: moose, elk, trout, and wolves. From the treacherous mountains in the dead of winter, to lush river valleys in the height of fishing season, his words and steps trace one of the most American of experiences---exploring the West. Turner, who has lived in Grand Teton for three decades, designates Greater Yellowstone as ground zero for the country's conflict between preservation and development. At a time when the battle to preserve a wild and natural environment is relentless, his accounts of the areas conflicts with alien species, logging, real estate, oil, and gas development are alarming. A mixture of adventure, nostalgia, and Americana, Turner's rare experiences and evocative writing transform the sights and sounds of Greater Yellowstone into an intimate narrative of travel through America's most beloved lands. Praise for Teewinot: "Bursting with a sense of place...a rewarding reading experience replete with ravishing observations of nature." - Publishers Weekly "...a measured luxuriance in the landscape, a love song to the natural history of a place...Turner's writing is muscular, never swaggering, and almost lyrical, summoning a Teton Range in its rightful, sublime austerity." - Kirkus Reviews "Teewinot is a rare book. The wonderful accounts of mountaineering serve as armature not only for Turner's meditative reverence for the Grand Tetons and his often evocative prose but also for an uncommon density of knowledge of place..." - Peter Matthiessen, author of Tigers in the Snow "This is, simply stated, a wonderful and utterly engaging book." - Jim Harrison, author of Dalva and The Road Home "Each place must find its muse. The Tetons have found theirs and his name is Jack Turner." - Terry Tempest Williams, author of Coyote's Canyon
Author: Roland G. Robertson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Competitive Struggle recounts the 101-year history of America’s western fur trade. From the founding of Saint Louis in 1764 through 1865, the demand for beaver pelts and buffalo robes spawned a competitive fervor that enveloped mountain men, fur trading companies, national governments, and Native Americans alike. R. G. Robertson traces this colorful era through the history of the individual trading posts located between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. The posts, listed alphabetically, are keyed to eight pages of detailed maps showing the location of each trading house. Posts with multiple names are keyed to a single reference. The book includes a series of easy to read flowcharts showing the evolution of the various fur companies. Extensive end notes, an index, a glossary of terms, and a list of modern-day trading post replicas and their photographs make Competitive Struggle a must-have reference on America’s fur trade.
Author: William A. Kretzschmar
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1993-09-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Who uses "skeeter hawk," "snake doctor," and "dragonfly" to refer to the same insect? Who says "gum band" instead of "rubber band"? The answers can be found in the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS), the largest single survey of regional and social differences in spoken American English. It covers the region from New York state to northern Florida and from the coastline to the borders of Ohio and Kentucky. Through interviews with nearly twelve hundred people conducted during the 1930s and 1940s, the LAMSAS mapped regional variations in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation at a time when population movements were more limited than they are today, thus providing a unique look at the correspondence of language and settlement patterns. This handbook is an essential guide to the LAMSAS project, laying out its history and describing its scope and methodology. In addition, the handbook reveals biographical information about the informants and social histories of the communities in which they lived, including primary settlement areas of the original colonies. Dialectologists will rely on it for understanding the LAMSAS, and historians will find it valuable for its original historical research. Since much of the LAMSAS questionnaire concerns rural terms, the data collected from the interviews can pinpoint such language differences as those between areas of plantation and small-farm agriculture. For example, LAMSAS reveals that two waves of settlement through the Appalachians created two distinct speech types. Settlers coming into Georgia and other parts of the Upper South through the Shenandoah Valley and on to the western side of the mountain range had a Pennsylvania-influenced dialect, and were typically small farmers. Those who settled the Deep South in the rich lowlands and plateaus tended to be plantation farmers from Virginia and the Carolinas who retained the vocabulary and speech patterns of coastal areas. With these revealing findings, the LAMSAS represents a benchmark study of the English language, and this handbook is an indispensable guide to its riches.