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1 Nelson, Sharlene; Nelson, Ted Bull Whackers to Whistle Punks Logging in the Old West
This is the story of loggers who worked in the forests of the West from the 1850s until the early 1900s. They brought logs to sawmills with oxen goaded by the bull whacker's stick and later with powerful steam engines that roared into action at the whistle punk's signal. This story begins in 1848 when James Marshall found gold while building a sawmill in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. His discovery led to the California gold rush, with thousands of people heading west to seek their fortunes in the shiny metal. Others also headed west; those who knew that lumber and buildings would be needed to house all those fortune seekers. They arrived to find only a few sawmills, but huge forests of evergreen trees, which were perfect for making lumber. These tough men are chronicled in this book, including the unique language they created. 64 pages with glossary, further reading section, and index. Illustrated with vintage photographs and maps. 7 1/4" x 8 3/4" high
Franklin Watts
New York, 1996, First Edition
Hardcover
New


003375; 
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2 Perkins, Carol & Marlin I Saw You from Afar" a Visit to the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert
We had come halfway across the world to reach the beautiful red desert we were crossing. It is an area of rolling sand dunes, strong yellow grass, and patches of dense scrub, about three times the size of England. We were there because in this famed Kalahari Desert of South Africa live a gentle people called the Bushmen, and we wanted to visit them. " So starts this fascinating book about a visit to the the oldest inhabitants of South Africa. They were very welcoming to the group, and so they set up camp near the Bushmen. The first person they met was a boy named Nuse, who brought the strangers to meet his family. There is so much information packed into this small book; how they find water in the desert for themselves and their animals, how they build their homes with branches and grass and how the men hunted. But, they didn't have much to do some of the time, so they sat with each other, telling stories, singing, and laughing a good deal. 56 pages with plenty of black & white photos. The endpapers are maps of Africa. The book is worn on the front board at the bottom near the spine, and the spine ends have some wear. The binding has some discoloration around the front edges, and on the top back. One page has a 1 1/2" vertical ink line next to a paragraph. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" tall
Atheneum
New York, 1965, First Edition
Cloth
Very Good


003404; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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