Museums and Historic Sites of the American West

Museums and Historic Sites of the American West

by Victor J. Danilov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313309086

ISBN-13: 9780313309083

Pub. Date: 03/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This reference provides the first comprehensive guidebook to the remnants of a key period in American history. Danilov examines both the real and mythical history of the trans-Mississippi region from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s through the lens of more than 1,500 historic sites and museums in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Locations including

Overview

This reference provides the first comprehensive guidebook to the remnants of a key period in American history. Danilov examines both the real and mythical history of the trans-Mississippi region from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s through the lens of more than 1,500 historic sites and museums in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Locations including missions, trails, landmarks, forts, ghost towns, and Native American villages are featured here, along with details of what is on view.

The early American West has taken on mythic proportions, coming to be regarded as a time and place unlike any other. In Historic Sites and Museums of the Old West, Victor J. Danilov examines both the real and mythical history of the trans-Mississippi region from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s through the lens of more than 1500 historic sites and museums in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Locations including missions, trading posts, trails, landmarks, military forts, battlefields, railroads, ghost towns, and early Native American villages are featured here, along with details of what exhibits and artifacts are on view.

Helpfully organized both by classification and by location, this reference volume provides the first comprehensive guidebook to the remnants of a key period in American history. As such, it will prove useful for libraries, historians, history buffs, and travelers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313309083
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2002
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Remembering the Old West

Prehistoric Artifacts, Villages, Mounds, and Rock Art

Native Peoples Museums and Cultural Centers

Western Heritage Museums

History Museums

Natural and Cultural History Museums

Art Museums with Western Art Collections

Museums of History, Art, and Culture

Legendary Western Figures Museums and Historic Sites

Author Museums and Historic Sites

Libraries, Archives, and Research Centers

Historic Missions

Historic Trading Posts

Historic Military Forts

Frontier Battlefields and Related Museums

Civil War Battlefields and Museums

Historic Trails and Related Museums

Historic Geological Landmarks

Historic Waterway Sites and Museums

Historic Stage and Pony Express Stations

Historic Towns and Cities

Re-Created Pioneer Villages

Ethnic Museums and Cultural Centers

Mormon and Other Religious Colonies

Historic Building Sites and Museums

Historic Farms and Ranches and Agricultural Museums

Historic Opera Houses

Historic Mills and Industrial Sites

Mining Museums and Mine Tours

Ghost Towns

Logging Camps and Museums

Transportation Museums

Horse-Drawn Vehicle Museums

Railroad Museums and Train Rides

Maritime Museums

Law Enforcement Museums

Prison and Jail Museums

Firearms Museums and Collections

Firefighting Museums

National Park Museums and Visitor Centers

Theme Parks and Other Western Attractions

Directory of Old West Historic Sites and Museum Collections and Exhibits

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Florida

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Mexico

New York

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Bibliography

Index

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