Trails of the Smoky Hill

Trails of the Smoky Hill

by Wayne C. Lee, Howard Raynesford
     
 


Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

First it was Coronado in 1540; then came Vilasur, Bourgmont, Pike an Fremont. All of these explorers found the Smoky Hill valley to be among the riches buffalo pastures on the continent. When gold was found in Cherry Creek and the miners and settlers soon learned that the Smoky

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

First it was Coronado in 1540; then came Vilasur, Bourgmont, Pike an Fremont. All of these explorers found the Smoky Hill valley to be among the riches buffalo pastures on the continent. When gold was found in Cherry Creek and the miners and settlers soon learned that the Smoky Hill River and the trails that ran along it provided the shortest path to Denver and thus the gold in the Rockies the resulting conflict between native peoples wanting to protect their hunting grounds and the encroaching white men became the stuff of legend.

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The Neshoba Democrat - Broox Sledge

"Trails of the Smoky Hill is a rip-roaring account of a portion of the Old West from the time of Coronado to the time of the cowboy."—Broox Sledge, The Neshoba Democrat
The Neshoba Democrat

"Trails of the Smoky Hill is a rip-roaring account of a portion of the Old West from the time of Coronado to the time of the cowboy."—Broox Sledge, The Neshoba Democrat

— Broox Sledge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870042768
Publisher:
Caxton Press
Publication date:
01/01/1980
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Wayne C. Lee is the authoir of dozens of books detailing the history of the settlement of the plains states.  A longtime resident of the region, he was the author of more than a dozen books about the people and events that described the legendary lawlessness of the unsettled plains.

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