Category: History


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Bull Whackers to Whistle Punks Logging in the Old West

By: Nelson, Sharlene; Nelson, Ted

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003375

Condition: New

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 buil... View more info

I Saw You from Afar" a Visit to the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert

By: Perkins, Carol & Marlin

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003404

Condition: Very Good

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 stra... View more info