The Old West

The Old West

Day by Day

Book - 1995
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A reference in a day-by-day format that reveals the history of the Old West in some 15,000 incidents which chronicle the peak years of westward expansion, from the discovery of gold in California in 1848 to the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. In addition to the day-by-day entries, the volume also features national headlines of major events occurring outside the West; quotations from such figures as Horace Greeley, John C. Calhoun, and Walt Whitman; and biographical chronologies of such legendary figures as Wyatt Earp and Calamity Jane. Sidebars elaborate on western legends and tales. Includes 135 bandw photographs. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Facts of File, c1995
ISBN: 9780816026890
0816026890
Characteristics: xii, 498 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Flanagan, Mike Days of the West

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